Bibliography: England

Architectural Books

Adam, Robert.  Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalato in Dalmatia.  London, 1764.

Bacon, Francis.  “Of Building” and “Of Gardens.”  In Essays.  By Francis Bacon.  Amherst:  Prometheus Books, 1995.  114-123.

Campbell, Colen.  Vitruvius Britannicus.  London, 1715.

Dee, John.  “Mathematical Preface.” In Elements of Geometrie.By Euclid and Trans. Henry Billingsley.  London:  John Daye, 1570.

Eck, Caroline van, ed.  British Architectural Theory 1540-1750.  Burlington:  Ashgate Publishing Company, 2003.

Gerbier, Balthazar.  A Brief Discourse Concerning the Three Chief Principles of Magnificent Building.  London, 1662.


Gibbs, James.  Book of Architecture.  1739.  Reprint, New York:  Arno Press, 1980.

Halfpenny, William.  A New and Compleat System of Architecture.  London, 1749.

Hunt, John Dixon and Peter Willis, eds.  The Genius of the Place:  The English Landscape Garden 1620-1820.  London:  Paul Elek, 1975.

Jones, Inigo.  The Most Notable Antiquity of Great Britain, Vulgarly Called Stone-Heng.  London:  J. Flesher, 1655.

Morris, Robert.  Rural Architecture.  1750.  Reprint,  Farnborough:  Gregg International Publishers, Limited, 1984.

Moxon, Joseph.  Vignola or the Compleat Architect.  London:  W. Leybourn, 1655.

North, Roger.  Of Building:  Roger North’s Writings on Architecture.  Eds. Howard Colvin and John Newman.  Oxford:  Clarendon Press, 1981.

Pratt, Roger.  The Architecture of Sir Roger Pratt, Charles II’s Commissioner for the Rebuilding of London After the Great Fire:  Now Printed for the First Time From his Note-Books.  Ed. R.T. Gunther.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 1928.


Serlio, Sebastiano.  First Booke of Architecture, Made by Sebastian Serly.  Trans. Robert Peake.  London:  Simon Stafford and Thomas Snodham, 1611.

Shute, John.  The First and Chief Groundes of Architecture.  1563.  Reprint, London:  The Gregg Press Limited, 1972.


Vanbrugh, John.  “Mr Van-Brugg’s Proposals about Building ye New Churches.”  In Vanbrugh.  By Kerry Downes. London:  A. Zwemmer, 1977.  257-258.

Wotton, Henry.  Elements of Architecture.  1624.  Reprint, Amsterdam and New York:  Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. and Da Capo Press, 1970.

Wren, Christopher.  Wren’s “Tracts” on Architecture and other Writings.  Ed. Lydia Soo.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Other Primary Sources

Allsopp, Bruce, ed.  Inigo Jones on Palladio.  2 vols.  Newcastle upon Tyne:  Oriel Press, 1970.

Girouard, Mark, ed.  “The Smythson Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects.”  Architectural History 5 (1962):  23-184.

Harris, John and Gordon Higgott.  Inigo Jones:  Complete Architectural Drawings.  London:  A. Zwemmer Ltd, 1989.

Summerson, John.  The Book of Architecture of John Thorpe in Sir John Soane’s Museum. The Walpole Society 40 (1964-1966).



Girouard, Mark.  Elizabethan Architecture:  Its Rise and Fall, 1560-1640.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2009.

Girouard, Mark.  Life in the English Country House:  A Social and Architectural History.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 1978.

Howard, Maurice.  The Building of Elizabethan and Jacobean England.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2007.


Summerson, John.  Architecture in Britain 1530-1830.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 1993.

Worsley, Giles.  Classical Architecture in Britain:  The Heroic Age.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 1995.

Monographs and Thematic Studies

Anderson, Christy.  “Learning to Read Architecture in the English Renaissance.”  In Albion’s Classicism:  The Visual Arts in Britain, 1550-1660.  Ed. Lucy Gent.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1995.

Arciszewska, Barbara and Elizabeth McKellar, eds.  Articulating British Classicism.  Burlington:  Ashgate Press, 2004.

Cast, David.  “Seeing Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor.”  Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 43 (1984):  310-327.

Cooper, Nicholas.  Houses of the Gentry 1480-1680.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 1999.

Downes, Kerry.  The Architecture of Wren.  London:  Redhedge, 1988.

Downes, Kerry.  Vanbrugh.  London:  A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1977.

Du Prey, Pierre de la Ruffinière.  Hawksmoor’s London Churches:  Architecture and Theology.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Evans, Robin.  The Fabrication of Virtue:  English Prison Architecture, 1750-1840.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Friedman, Alice T.  “Architecture, Authority, and the Female Gaze:  Planning and Representation in the Early Modern Country House.”  Assemblage 18 (1992):  41-61.

Harris, Eileen.  The Genius of Robert Adam:  His Interiors.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2001.


Harris, John.  “The Pattern Book Phenomenon.”  In Building by the Book.  Vol. 2 of 3 vols.  Ed. Mario di Valmarana. Charlottesville:  The University Press of Virginia, 1986.  101-116.

Hart, Vaughan.  Nicholas Hawksmoor:  Rebuilding Ancient Wonders.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2002.

Henderson, Paula.  The Tudor House and Garden:  Architecture and Landscape in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2005.

Johnson, Matthew.  Behind the Castle Gate:  From Medieval to Renaissance.  New York:  Routledge, 2002.

McKellar, Elizabeth.  The Birth of Modern London:  The Development and Design of the City 1660-1720. Manchester:  Manchester University Press, 1999.

Mowl, Timothy, and Brian Earnshaw.  An Insular Rococo:  Architecture, Politics and Society in Ireland and England, 1710-1770.  London: Reaktion, 1999.

Platt, Colin.  The Great Rebuildings of Tudor and Stuart England:  Revolutions in Architectural Taste.  London:  UCL Press Limited, 1994.

Salmon, Frank.  Building on Ruins:  The Rediscovery of Rome and English Architecture.  Burlington:  Ashgate Press, 2000.

Stevenson, Christine.  Medicine and Magnificence:  British Hospital and Asylum Architecture, 1660-1815.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2000.

Wells-Cole, Anthony.  Art and Decoration in Elizabethan and Jacobean England:  The Influence of Continental Prints, 1558-1625.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 1997.

Worsley, Giles.  Inigo Jones and the European Classicist Tradition.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2007.