James Wyatt, 1746-1813 Architect to George III
London Yale University Press 2012
400pp, 150 colour and 170 b/w plates. 4to. Fine in dust wrapper. James Wyatt (1746-1813) is widely recognised as the most celebrated and prolific English architect of the 18th century. This text interweaves information about his projects and life. The book reviews the complex connections formed by his web of wealthy patrons and his influence on both his contemporaries and successors and includes details of Ashridge and other sites where both he and Capability Brown were involved. Fabulous illustrations throughout as well as useful appendices on projects and even the books in his library.