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The Queen's House, Greenwich

Pieter van der Merwe

ISBN: 978 1 85759 753 0
Size: 190 x 165 mm / 6.5 x 7.5 in.
Binding: paperback
Pages: 128
Images: 100 colour

UK £12.95 / US $19.95

HIGHLIGHTS

  • First mongraph to be published on this important site
  • Showcases the National Maritime Museum's Fine Art collection now housed at The Queen's House

DESCRIPTION

This highly illustrated book contextualises The Queen's House within its setting of Maritime Greenwich, a World Heritage Site. From its origins as a royal residence designed by Inigo Jones, to its use by the Royal Naval Asylum and Greenwich Hospital School and more recently as the home to the National Maritime Museum's vast painting collection, the book explores the architectural significance of the house and provides an insight into its cultural and social uses. Beautifully illustrated throughout with nearly 100 images from the National Maritime Museum's collection,The Queen's House: Greenwich is a delightful mix of historic prints, scenic paintings and up-to-date photography.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Pieter van der Merwe is general editor of the National Maritime Museum and has published extensively on the topics of Greenwich and Maritime History.

REVIEWS

"The Queen's House, Greenwich by Pieter van der Merwe, looks at the history of Inigo Jones's masterpiece - the earliest English building in the Italian Renaissance manner. Beautiful colour photographs show what a national treasure it is."
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