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Hart, Vaughan, 1960-

Sir John Vanbrugh : storyteller in stone / Vaughan Hart.

New Haven : Yale University Press, c2008.
Physical Description:
xvi, 288 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Reference Library
NJ18.V27 H37 2008 (LC)
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"Published for The Paul Mellon Centre for studies in British Art".
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- England -- 18th century.
Architecture, Domestic -- England.
Vanbrugh, John, 1664-1726 -- Criticism and interpretation.

  • Preface. Tory mobs and ignorant priests
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Ch. 1. "Without thought or lecture" : the early influences on Vanbrugh
  • Ch. 2. "The historicall argument" : the Order of the Garter and Vanbrugh's 'castle air'
  • Ch. 3. "Agreable objects" : Vanbrugh on architecture, landscape, and mood
  • Ch. 4. "The Reverend look of a temple"
  • Ch. 5. "Wonder enough in the story" : Castle Howard and Blenheim
  • Ch. 6. Something of the castle air" : characters in stone at Kimbolton and Seaton Delaval
  • Ch. 7. "Pleas'd to storm my castle" : Englishmen's homes and castles at Kings Weston, Eastbury, Grimsthorpe, and Stowe
  • Ch. 8. "A sort of child of my owne" : autobiography in stone at 'Goose-Pie' House, Greenwich and Chargate
  • Conclusion.