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Sir John Vanbrugh free pdf 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.

About Vaughan Hart

Vaughan Hart is Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Bath.

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Author : Vaughan Hart
Publisher : Yale University Press
Data Published : 20 June 2008
ISBN : 0300119291
EAN : 9780300119299
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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