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us: Nash, John, 1752-1835



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    • found: Summerson, J. N. John Nash ... 1935.
    • found: John Nash : architect of the picturesque, 2013: pages ix to xvi (born 1752, died 1835; grew up in Lambeth, London; father Welsh, mother unknown; at age 15 worked in the office of architect Sir Robert Taylor; went into business for himself in 1777, went bankrupt 1793; moved to Carmarthen, Wales, collaborated there with important practitioners of picturesque architecture and design: Uvedale Price, Richard Payne Knight, Humphry Repton; moved to London 1797, set up prolific country house practice among landed gentry and aristocracy; pioneer in the use of structural woodwork and iron; houses noted for inventiveness and stylistic variety; worked in the Palladian and classical styles; for his celebrated pictorial style, he drew inspiration from medieval England or Italian rural vernacular; most famous structures: the Brighton Pavilion, Regent's Park terraces, Regent Street and Buckingham Palace)
    • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, via WWW, May 12, 2014 (John Nash, 1752-1835; born September 1752; in partnership with Humphry Repton in London, gained reputation as designer of rural and suburban villas set in carefully landscaped settings on relatively small estates; made major contributions to English architecture; used asymetrical plans to maximize views and used a wide variety of styles adapted to needs of clients; also built extensively in Ireland; took an official position with the Prince of Wales in 1806; career reached climax between 1811 and 1830; retired to Isle of Wight estate in 1830 after a stroke; widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential British architects)
    • found: Getty union list of artist names, via WWW, May 19, 2014 (John Nash (English architect and town planner, 1752-1835))
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