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Notes possibly made in preparation for a Royal Academy lecture

RA Collection: Archive

Archive context

Showing item 2 of 7 in this group

Reference code

CHA/2

Title

Notes possibly made in preparation for a Royal Academy lecture

Date

1770-1771

Level

File

Extent & medium

76 items

Content Description

This group of fragments are of a fairly miscellaneous nature, although all relate to the history of architecture. A portion treats with the impact of ideas such as Burke's 'Sublime', but the majority show a concern with the extreme antiquity of architecture and the importance of geographical and cultural terrain as a developmental factor.

Arrangement

The arrangement remains applied in 1971. They were numbered as found.

Associated Material

Further drafts and notes associated with this material are to be found at the R.I.B.A. Drawings and Archives collection (CHA/1).

Bibliography

Eileen Harris, 'Burke & Chambers on the sublime and the beautiful', in Essays in the History of Architecture presented to Rudolf Wittkower, pp. 107-213.