John Nash: a complete catalogue

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Phaidon, Mar 31, 2004 - Architecture - 336 pages
John Nash (1752-1835) was the most successful and fashionable architect of his time. Architect, town-planner, landscape designer, bridge-builder, engineer and entrepreneur, Nash outlived his principal patron, George IV, by five years. After a disheartening start, when his first speculative buildings in Bloomsbury failed and left him bankrupt, Nash moved to Wales to rebuild his career, eventually returning to London in 1796. He had made a remarkable recovery and went on to become the most successful and fashionable architect of the period. His buildings reflect a variety of styles, including neo-classical, Tudor and Gothic, with a strong emphasis on the Picturesque. His Metropolitan Improvements - Regent's Park, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square - were the most comprehensive developments ever carried out in London, even until recent times.

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Mansbridge has compiled an extensive inventory of buildings, bridges, and monuments designed and executed by Nash, whose career is highlighted by his work at Regent's Park, Regent Street, and ... Read full review


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Mansbridge studied architecture and photography before deciding to become an architect. He worked for Howard Lobb, and later joined Barry Webber and Partners.

Sir John Summerson (1904-1992) was the curator of Sir John Soane's Museum in London for almost forty years, simultaneously teaching the history of architecture at the Architectural Association in London and at Birkbeck College, University of London. His many books include Architecture in Britain 1530-1830 for the Pelican History of Art series and The Classical Language of Architecture.

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