Sir John Vanburgh Stonryteller in Stone by (VANBRUGH) HART Vaughan

Sir John Vanburgh Stonryteller in Stone

London Yale University Press 2008

256 pages illustrated with b/w plates and line ills. 4to. Fine in dw. 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.

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