Sir John Vanbrugh
Storyteller in Stone
By (author) Vaughan Hart
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Sir John Vanbrugh by Vaughan Hart
Book DescriptionThis engaging and beautifully illustrated book looks at the remarkable life and work of Sir John Vanbrugh (1664--1726)--by turns businessman, soldier, playwright, and (despite lacking either training or qualifications) the architect of some of the most important country houses of his era. Architectural historian Vaughan Hart examines Vanbrugh's surviving, destroyed, and unrealized buildings--among them Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace--outlining the contemporary political and social events that influenced their design and showing how these strikingly original buildings can be interpreted through reference to classical mythology, Renaissance fortifications, and medieval houses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300119299
(279mm x 216mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Vaughan Hart
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Inigo Jones (1573-1652) is widely acknowledged to have been England's most important architect. As court designer to the Stuart kings James I and Charles I, he is credited with introducing the classical language of architecture to the country. This book helps us to understand the work of Inigo Jones in its national religious and political context.
Palladio's Rome, Paperback (March 2009)
Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), one of the most famous architects of all time, published two guides to the churches and antiquities of Rome in 1554. This book includes an English translation of Raphael's famous letter to Pope Leo X on the monuments of ancient Rome.
Nicholas Hawksmoor, Paperback (December 2007)» View all books by Vaughan Hart
The diverse works of architect Nicholas Hawksmoor ranged from small architectural details to ambitious urban plans. This book presents a fresh view of Hawksmoor's built and planned work. It explains why his buildings look the way they do, what contemporary events influenced his work, and how such ancient buildings as Solomon's temple inspired him.
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Author Biography - Vaughan Hart
Vaughan Hart is Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Bath.
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