Wren the Incomparable
Wren the Incomparable
Briggs, Martin S.
George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1953 More than one of Christopher Wren's brilliant contemporaries justifiably described that great man and his varied talents as 'incomparable.' Following the publication between 1923 and 1943 of the twenty massive volumes of the Wren Society, adding much to what was previously known; and the destruction in WW2 of many of Wren's churches and other buildings, this book was written as a fresh and authorative study of the subject. It is a comprehensive account of Wren's life and achievement, including his important work in astronomy, physics and geometry, and his role in founding the Royal Society, in addition to architectural works...
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