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John Evelyn's villa at Sayes Court: a microcosm of labour and love

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The chapter presents the spatial configuration of Evelyn's villa through an analysis of two manuscripts. The first is a famous annotated plan drawing that Evelyn made of the villa and its gardens in c. 1652, the second is a household management tract that he prepared for his bride shortly after their wedding, the 'Instructions OEconomique'. The principal theme is the way in which the metpohor of microcosm is played out in the two representaitons.

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Author(s): Odgers J

Editor(s): Odgers, J; McVicar, M; Kite, S

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Economy and Architecture

Year: 2015

Pages: 59-68

Print publication date: 22/07/2015

Online publication date: 16/07/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/2014

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London and New York


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781138025486