John Carr of York and Hidden Architectural Histories

Warleigh-Lack, Christopher (2013) John Carr of York and Hidden Architectural Histories. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.

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Abstract

The purpose of my study is to explore previously overlooked and therefore hidden eighteenth-century architectural histories using the lens of John Carr of York (1723-1807). This can help elucidate our understanding of, and challenge accepted ideas around, architectural histories that traditionally have a London based, stylistic, gendered or elitist class bias, coupled with an exclusive view of the practice of architecture based on the great drawing offices of premier architects such as Carr’s peers Robert Adam and Sir John Soane. By using John Carr of York in this way we can see that there are alternative architectural histories that exist in conjunction with and not in opposition to, these established ideas. In particular, the hidden architectural histories I focus on include the role of women as architectural practitioners and patrons, the accuracy of the previously held view of who eighteenth-century architectural patrons were and subsequently the influences upon them, and the role of the architect within the professional function.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
B. > Theses
Item ID: 21166
Depositing User: Jennifer Basford
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 11:05
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 17:27
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21166

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