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|Location||Greenwich, England map|
|Date||1616 to 1635 timeline|
|Building Type||large house|
|Construction System||bearing masonry|
|Style||Palladian, Late English Renaissance|
|Discussion||The Queen's House Commentary
"The Queen's House, Greenwich, was built by Jones for Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, in the grounds of Greenwich Palace. Conceived as a hunting lodge, it also fulfilled the secondary function of a bridge over the public road to Deptford, which divided the park in two. Jones placed two blocks either side of the road and joined them at first-floor level by means of a bridge. This H-shaped plan, perhaps modeled on the Medici villa at Poggio a Caiano (q.v.), was later filled in by Webb's addition of two further bridges on the side elevations. A two-storey cubic hall facing the river gives access to the bridge and then to a loggia overlooking the park. Either side of this axis are two suites of rooms. Typically Palladian, the faŤades are tripartite with a central projecting portion. Plain walls are set upon a rusticated ground floor and crowned by a balustrade. Curving steps lead up to the main entrance, while the internal circular staircase is of a type recommended by Palladio."
Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. p1023.
Sources on The Queen's House
Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. binuclear diagram, p204. Updated edition available at Amazon.com
Donald Corner and Jenny Young. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1834.045. Garden entrance
Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. Boston: Butterworths, 1987. ISBN 0-408-01587-X. NA200.F63 1987. discussion p1023. The classic text of architectural history. Expanded 1996 edition available at Amazon.com
John Harris. Inigo Jones Complete Architectural Drawings. New York: A Zwemmer Ltd., 1989. NA 997.J7 H314 1989. ISBN 0-302-00608-7. LC 88-062816. north elevation, p226. south elevation, p227.
Leonora Ison. English Architecture Through the Ages, Secular Building. New York: Coward-McCann, 1967. LC 66-24565. NA961.I8 1967. plan drawing, p26. Leonora Ison.
J. M. Richards. The National Trust Book of English Architecture. New York: W. W. Norton, 1981. ISBN 0-393-01421-5. NA961.R52 1981. site plan drawing, p118.
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