Sir John Vanbrugh by Vaughan Hart
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Sir John Vanbrugh
By Vaughan Hart

Sir John Vanbrugh

Storyteller in Stone

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Sir John Vanbrugh by Vaughan Hart

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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780300119299
ISBN-10: 0300119291
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x 28mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Palladio's Rome by Vaughan Hart Palladio's Rome, Paperback (March 2009)

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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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