John Nash Architect of the Picturesque

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John Nash
Architect of the Picturesque

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ISBN
9781848021020
Author
Geoffrey Tyack (ed.)
Published by
English Heritage
Publication Date
March 2013
Format
Hardback
Extent
206 pages, 216 illustrations
Dimensions
219 x 276 mm
Series
Architectural History

John Nash is universally recognised as one of the most important architects of late eighteenth - and early nineteenth-century Britain.

As the man responsible for the creation of Regent Street and Regents Park, he left an indelible mark on the West End of London, and his two most famous buildings - the Brighton Pavilion and Buckingham Palace - are crucial to any understanding of the monarchy in the age of the Prince Regent (later George IV).

Yet, even before he became involved in these ambitious projects, he made a major contribution to domestic architecture through the design of a series of stylistically varied villas, country houses and cottages in which he applied the doctrines of the Picturesque with an inventiveness and panache that has rarely been surpassed.

No complete study of Nashs work has been published since Sir John Summersons The Life and Work of John Nash, Architect in 1980. Since then, new scholarship has revised some of Summersons conclusions and cast new light on several important aspects of Nashs work. The aim of this book - which originated in a symposium held by the Georgian Group in September 2009 is to bring together this recent scholarship in a single volume, and so bring this most engaging of architects to a new generation of readers.

  • Georgian architect famous for Buckingham Palace, the Brighton Pavilion, Regent Street and Regents Park
  • There is very little currently available on Nash - this brings together recent scholarship in a single volume
  • Richly illustrated and with contributions from established and rising architectural history stars
 
  1. Before Fame and Fortune: the Early Years - Richard Suggett
  2. Herefordshire and the Repton connection - David Whitehead
  3. Nash and the Castle Style - Geoffrey Tyack
  4. Sandridge Park: a Villa Rustica in Devon - Rosemary Yallop
  5. John Nash: property developer - James Anderson
  6. Nash and structural innovation - Jon Clarke
  7. John Nash and the Genesis of Regents Park - J. Mordaunt Crook
  8. Pavilion and Palace: Nash’s work for George IV - Michael Port
  9. Nash in a British and Continental Context - David Watkin


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