The Making of the Wren Library: Trinity College, Cambridge

  • Publish Date: 1995-08-25
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: David McKitterick
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The Library at Trinity College, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1695, is known all over the world for its books, its architecture and its sculpture. Each of these aspects is authoritatively examined in this volume, as David McKitterick, Howard Colvin and Malcolm Baker explore the ways in which seventeenth-century ideas were modified and extended until by the early nineteenth century the Library had achieved the coherent appearance that it has today. Their discussion is accompanied by numerous illustrations, including reproductions of all of Wren's surviving drawings.