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The Resource Sir John Vanbrugh : storyteller in stone, Vaughan Hart

Sir John Vanbrugh : storyteller in stone, Vaughan Hart

Label
Sir John Vanbrugh : storyteller in stone
Title
Sir John Vanbrugh
Title remainder
storyteller in stone
Statement of responsibility
Vaughan Hart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the fate of Vanbrugh's buildings to be at first maligned and then misunderstood. Hart outlines the contemporary political and social events which influenced the architect and shows how his strikingly original houses, such as those at Seaton Delaval and Grimsthorpe, can be interpreted through reference to classical mythology, renaissance fortifications and medieval houses." "In explaining why Vanbrugh's buildings look the way they do, Hart allows his novel architectural forms to be understood for the first time as expressions of the visual and psychological theories of his friend and fellow Whig Joseph Addison."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hart, Vaughan
Dewey number
720.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA997.V3
LC item number
H37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vanbrugh, John
  • Vanbrugh, John
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Architecture
  • Herrenhaus
  • Architektur
Label
Sir John Vanbrugh : storyteller in stone, Vaughan Hart
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
ix, 288 p.
Isbn
9780300119299
Lccn
2008006109
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn181068397
  • (OCoLC)181068397
Label
Sir John Vanbrugh : storyteller in stone, Vaughan Hart
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
ix, 288 p.
Isbn
9780300119299
Lccn
2008006109
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn181068397
  • (OCoLC)181068397

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