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Sir John Vanbrugh : storyteller in stone

Author: Vaughan Hart
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
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"Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) was by turns businessman, soldier, playwright, herald and architect of some of the most important country houses of his era. in this handsome and engaging book architectural historian Vaughan Hart draws on these diverse interests to examine afresh Vanbrugh's surviving, destroyed and unrealised buildings as well as the designs he executed in collaboration with Nicholas Hawksmoor. It was  Read more...
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Hart, Vaughan, 1960-
Sir John Vanbrugh.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2008
(OCoLC)607254351
Named Person: John Vanbrugh; John Vanbrugh
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vaughan Hart
ISBN: 9780300119299 0300119291
OCLC Number: 181068397
Description: ix, 288 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Preface. Tory mobs and ignorant priests --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Ch. 1. "Without thought or lecture" : the early influences on Vanbrugh --
Ch. 2. "The historicall argument" : the Order of the Garter and Vanbrugh's 'castle air' --
Ch. 3. "Agreable objects" : Vanbrugh on architecture, landscape, and mood --
Ch. 4. "The Reverend look of a temple" --
Ch. 5. "Wonder enough in the story" : Castle Howard and Blenheim --
Ch. 6. Something of the castle air" : characters in stone at Kimbolton and Seaton Delaval --
Ch. 7. "Pleas'd to storm my castle" : Englishmen's homes and castles at Kings Weston, Eastbury, Grimsthorpe, and Stowe --
Ch. 8. "A sort of child of my owne" : autobiography in stone at 'Goose-Pie' House, Greenwich and Chargate --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Vaughan Hart.
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Looks at the 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 important  Read more...

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