Inigo Jones

Rennaisance Architect and Designer


Inigo Jones was born on July 15, 1573, in London, and died when he was 73 on June 21, 1652, In London. He spent much of his life traveling around the continent, but he spent a lot of time in Italy. He was impacted greatly by the buildings of Andrea Palladio, who inspired Jones with her designs and theories. Jones traveled often, doing work for several patrons like Queen Anne and King Christian of Denmark. Jones was an extremely talented architect and designer, he was the first professional architect in the modern sense. He built the Queen's House at Greenwich and the Banqueting House at Whitehall.
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Banqueting House(1619-1622)

This building is located in London, England. This building represents Classicism because it is elegant, symmetrical, and uses pillars. I find this piece interesting because although many of Jones' buildings were destroyed, this one managed to stay intact.


"Inigo Jones." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Dec. 2015.

Banqueting House. Digital image. Artstor. Digital Library Federation Academic Image Cooperative, n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2015.