Publisher description for His invention so fertile : a life of Christopher Wren / Adrian Tinniswood.
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The definitive biography of Sir Christopher Wren and the first to encompass all his achievements.
Christopher Wren (1632–1723) was the greatest architect Britain has ever known. But he was more than that. A founder of the Royal Society, he mapped the moon and the stars, investigated the problem of longitude and the rings of Saturn, and carried out groundbreaking experiments into the circulation of the blood. His Invention So Fertile also shows us the man behind the legend – married and widowed twice – scrambling over building sites, going to the theatre and drinking in coffee-houses. And it shows clearly why Wren remains a cultural icon as both a creation and a creator of the world he lived in.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Wren, Christopher, Sir, 1632-1723, Architects Great Britain Biography