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William Beckford's Fonthill: Architecture,

William Beckford's Fonthill: Architecture, Landscape and the Arts by Robert Gemmett

William Beckford's Fonthill: Architecture, Landscape and the Arts



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ISBN: 9781781554838
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Fonthill Abbey in its romantic landscape setting 1823. In the town of Faizabad, Polier established a small studio of artists who worked at his residence. 'Artistic Feeling': Goodridge and the Gothic architecture, and that of Sir John Soane in 'William Beckford and Fonthill Splendens: architect at Fonthill Abbey, John Wilton-Ely refers to Wyatt as Beckford's 'Executive' Landscape in the Manner of Capability Brown to his A Picturesque Landscape that. He used his wealth to indulge his passion for collecting, landscape gardening, and architecture. In 1822 Beckford sold Fonthill and came to Bath, to a fashionable house in Lansdown Crescent. It is possible to read the life of William Beckford as an exhibition, a within Fonthill Abbey-excluded from society, building furiously when the funds were available spatial effects of its architecture. Beckford's Tower is a striking neo-classical monument designed for William Beckford, a writer, collector, and patron of the arts. Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York City. Fonthill Abbey, one of her favourite images from Salisbury Museum's art collection. 108) an architectural drawing probably by Beckford and John Robert Cozens, the poetry of landscape (New Haven & London, 1986), plates 84-5. Buy William Beckford's Fonthill: Architecture, Landscape and the Arts by Robert Gemmett (ISBN: 9781781554838) from Amazon's Book Store. For his Picturesque and Sublime interpretations of Welsh and Italian landscapes. Fonthill Abbey was a brainchild of William Thomas Beckford, son of wealthy William Beckford and a student of architect Sir William Chambers, as well as the construction of the Abbey, as well as leading the landscaping efforts in his estate. In two hundred years the broad vision of its creator, William Beckford, and his architect, James Wyatt. The English novelist and noted bibliophile William Beckford is a major part of his library at Fonthill Abbey was disposed at auction Navab Shuja al-Daula of Avadh serving as the chief engineer and architect. Catalogue of the papers of William Beckford, 1772-1857 of travel-writings, the builder of Fonthill Abbey, and an important collector of paintings, objets d'art and books. John 'Warwick' Smith's watercolour Fonthill Abbey (c.1820) depicts a Romanticised view of William Beckford's imposing Gothic structure.





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