EDWARD JERMAN: 1605-1668


EDWARD JERMAN: 1605-1668

HELEN COLLINS    Book Number: 78056    Product format: Hardback

Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, Edward Jerman, considered 'The City's most able known artist' was invited by a committee composed of the Corporation of the City and the Mercer's Company to make designs for the new Royal Exchange, an enormous honour as the building was the financial heart of the city, just as St Paul's Cathedral was the spiritual symbol. 'Together with Sir Christopher Wren, whose City work was mainly confined to ecclesiastical architecture, Jerman was responsible for the most important City buildings of the post-Fire period', explains Helen Collins, author of this intriguing and illuminating insight to the works of Jerman, whose fame unfortunately has not reached the heights given to other respected architects. Helen hopes that this book, which started out as a thesis, will make Edward Jerman's name more widely known. Born into a dynasty of seven master-craftsmen who worked in the City of London from 1520 until 1678 and spanning six reigns, Edward designed pageants to celebrate several Lord Mayor's days, as well as the Coronation of Charles II. Born in 1605, Edward died just 63 years later, two years after the Great Fire, but in that time managed to plan and oversee many prestigious buildings including eight Livery Company halls and St. Paul's School. This in-depth investigation into the man and his creations contains information on his career as he rises from city worker to pageant maker and through to his work at the Royal Exchange, together with that done for other City companies. It also has a chapter on the Jerman family, gleaned from the records of the Carpenters' Company. Bbibliography, 208pp, b/w illus, 19 x 25cm.
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ISBN 9780718830380
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