Mock Castles: Mock Castles in England, Mock Castles in Ireland, Mock Castles in Wales, Cardiff Castle, Castle Howard, Belvoir Castle Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158119578

Published: June 13th 2010

Paperback

72 pages


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Mock Castles: Mock Castles in England, Mock Castles in Ireland, Mock Castles in Wales, Cardiff Castle, Castle Howard, Belvoir Castle  by  Books LLC

Mock Castles: Mock Castles in England, Mock Castles in Ireland, Mock Castles in Wales, Cardiff Castle, Castle Howard, Belvoir Castle by Books LLC
June 13th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 72 pages | ISBN: 9781158119578 | 5.29 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Mock Castles in England, Mock Castles in Ireland, Mock CastlesMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Chapters: Mock Castles in England, Mock Castles in Ireland, Mock Castles in Wales, Cardiff Castle, Castle Howard, Belvoir Castle, Castell Coch, Bodelwyddan Castle, Castle Drogo, Aberpergwm House, Gwrych Castle, Castle Oliver, Penrhyn Castle, Morris Castle, Clytha Castle, Cyfarthfa Castle, Margam Castle, Eastnor Castle, Morlais Castle, Ruperra Castle, Oxwich Castle, Clyne Castle, Hawarden Castle. Excerpt: Castle Howard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A view of John Vanbrughs complete project for Castle Howard, from the north, published in the third volume of Vitruvius Britannicus in 1725.

Some details, including the West Wing, were not built. Click on the image for an explanation.The 3rd Earl of Carlisle first spoke to William Talman, a leading architect, but commissioned Vanbrugh, a fellow member of the Kit-Cat Club, to design the building. Castle Howard was that gentleman-dilettantes first foray into architecture, but he was assisted by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Vanbrughs design evolved into a Baroque structure with two symmetrical wings projecting to either side of a north-south axis.

The crowning central dome was added to the design at a late stage, after building had begun. Construction began at the east end, with the East Wing constructed from 17011703, the east end of the Garden Front from 1701 to 1706, the Central Block (including dome) from 1703 to 1706, and the west end of the Garden Front from 1707-1709.

All are exuberantly decorated in Baroque style, with coronets, cherubs, urns and cyphers, with Roman Doric pilasters on the north front and Corinthian on the South. Many interiors were decorated by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini. A view of Castle Howard in 1819, from the north west, showing the contrasting Palladian West Wing which was built in...

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