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Nash, John, 1752-1835

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Personal name headingNash, John, 1752-1835
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Associated placeLambeth (London, England) Carmarthen (Wales)
Birth date1752-09
Death date1835
Place of birthLondon (England)
Place of deathIsle of Wight (England)
Field of activityArchitecture Picturesque, The, in architecture--Great Britain Architecture, Regency Civic improvement--Great Britain City planning--Great Britain
Profession or occupationArchitects Building designers City planners
Found inSummerson, J. N. John Nash ... 1935.
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)
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)
Getty union list of artist names, via WWW, May 19, 2014 (John Nash (English architect and town planner, 1752-1835))
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