Vaughan Hart in Bath

Wednesday 16th November 2011

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm

Inigo Jones (1573-1652) is widely acknowledged to have been England’s most important architect. As court designer to the Stuart kings James I and Charles I, he is credited with introducing the classical language of architecture to the country – and to Bath.

This book is a rexamination of Jones’ work by leading architectural historian Vaughan Hart, who discusses the influence of British arts and crafts on Jones’ architecture, and explores his preference for a ‘masculine and unaffected’ style consistent with the Puritan artistic sensitivities of Stuart England.

For the first time, the work of Inigo Jones is understood in its national religious and political context, and we are delighted to welcome Vaughan to the Bookshop to talk about his exciting re-evaluations of one of Britain’s truly great craftsmen.