Inigo Jones


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Related to Inigo Jones: Andrea Palladio, Sir Christopher Wren, Christopher Wren
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Noun1.Inigo Jones - one of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652)Inigo Jones - one of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652)
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The noble building of Inigo Jones faced the river grandly.
And besides this, while the ordinary stage was still without any scenery, Inigo Jones, the greatest architect in the land, joined Ben Jonson in making his plays splendid by inventing scenery for them.
Early in James' reign, therefore, Jonson was made Court Poet, and during the next thirty years he produced about forty masks, devoting to them much attention and care, and quarreling violently with Inigo Jones, the Court architect, who contrived the stage settings.
The thick, deep wood which you see in the hollow, about a mile off, surrounds Ashdown Park, built by Inigo Jones.
At the other side of the room, further forward, is an Elizabethan chair roughly carved in the taste of Inigo Jones.
These finely staged pieces of court theatre (the public were not welcome - you needed a title to get in) had scenery designed by the great Inigo Jones with words by playwright Ben Jonson (who once had his cheek branded with a hot iron for literary impertinence towards his betters).
Then it was a drive back to Inigo Jones Slate Works (inigojones.
His periods are the medieval legacy, the age of Inigo Jones (1573-1652), Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723), his successors, from Italian to Greek and Gothic (1810-40), the Victorian era, and the 20th century.
Awards were made and designed by Inigo Jones of Caernarfon.
Ellinghausen suggests that his ambivalence about court culture, his contentious relationship to Inigo Jones, and his insistence on the primacy of his role in the creation of their masques all reveal his investment in seeing himself as a laborer.
We owe the RIBA's extraordinary collection in large part to Inigo Jones who instigated their purchase to bring them from Italy 35 years after Palladio's death.
In masque criticism, as Stephen Kogan summarises, there is a shift in the 1970s, when monographies on the genre by Roy Strong and Stephen Orgel started to eliminate the former bias against Inigo Jones and the--much more spectacular and theatrical--Caroline masque.