Sir John Vanbrugh: Storyteller in Stone
Vaughan Hart (Author)
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. 150 b-w + 100 color illus.
About the Author
Vaughan Hart is Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Bath.
- Contributor: Vaughan Hart
- Imprint: Yale University Press
- ISBN13: 9780300119299
- Number of Pages: 256
- Packaged Dimensions: 216x279mm
- Packaged Weight: 1746
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Release Date: 2008-07-24
- Series: The Association of Human Rights Institutes series
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Vaughan Hart is Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Bath.
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