Jones, Inigo


Jones, Inigo
(1573-1652)
   English architect. He began his artistic career as a painter for aristocratic patrons and as a maker of ecclesiastical furnishings. He toured Italy in 1598, visited Denmark in 1603, and collaborated with the playwright Ben Jonson in designing court masques for Anne, queen of King James I. In 1613 he accompanied an English embassy to celebrate the marriage of the king's daughter to the Elector Palatine in Heidelberg and then made a second trip to Italy. Guided by the writings of the Italian architect Andrea Palladio, he studied ancient monuments. Back in England in 1615, he became surveyor of the king's works and produced a number of designs for buildings (most of them never built) intended to transform London into a magnificent royal capital. His most famous surviving building is the Banqueting House (1619-1622) at Whitehall, designed in a classicizing style inspired by Palladio.

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  • Jones,Inigo — Jones, Inigo. 1573 1652. English architect who brought the Palladian classical style to England. He designed the Queen s House in Greenwich and the Banqueting Hall in Whitehall, London. * * * …   Universalium

  • Jones, Inigo — • A biography with references of the London born architect who drew his inspiration from the Classical forms of Italy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Jones, Inigo — born July 15, 1573, Smithfield, London, Eng. died June 21, 1652, London British painter, architect, and designer. The son of a clothworker, he studied painting in Italy and attracted the patronage of the king of Denmark, for whom he apparently… …   Universalium

  • JONES, Inigo — (1573 1652)    Inigo Jones was the first architect in England to work consistently in the classical style adapted from Ancient Roman sources and seen in the Renaissance work of Andrea Palladio, whom Jones had studied while traveling in the Veneto …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • Jones, Inigo — (1573 1652)    Inigo Jones is credited with bringing Palladianism to England. He was born in Smithfield to a cloth worker and is mentioned in documents dating to 1603 as a picture maker. Soon thereafter, he went to Italy where he must have seen… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Jones, Iñigo — ► (1573 1652) Arquitecto inglés, figura central del renacimiento británico. * * * (15 jul. 1573, Smithfield, Londres, Inglaterra–21 jun. 1652, Londres). Pintor, arquitecto y diseñador británico. Hijo de un fabricante de telas, estudió pintura en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • JONES, INIGO —    architect, born in London, son of a cloth worker; studied in Italy, and, returning to England, obtained the patronage of James I., and became chief architect in the country; the Royal Chapel at Whitehall is reckoned his masterpiece; Heriot s… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Jones, Inigo —  (1573–1652) English architect and designer …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Íñigo Jones — Inigo Jones Pour les articles homonymes, voir Jones. Inigo Jones, par Antoine Van Dyck. Inigo Jones (15  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Íñigo Jones — Íñigo Jones, por Anthony van Dyck. Íñigo Jones o Inigo Jones (Smithfield, Londres; 15 de julio de 1573 – Londres; 2 de junio de 1652) es conocido por ser el primer arquitecto británico significativo en la Historia de la arquitectura de aquel país …   Wikipedia Español


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