The Building of Castle Howard

Charles Saumarez Smith April 11, 2020

The Building of Castle Howard Charles Saumarez Smith This book is the first complete study of the circumstances which led to the building of Castle Howard, one of the greatest and best known English country houses It describes how and why Charles Howard, third earl of Carlisle, decided to build it how the architect Sir John Vanbrugh received his first commission how the building was paid for and where the money came from This book is the first complete study of the circumstances which led to the building of Castle Howard, one of the greatest and best known English country houses It describes how and why Charles Howard, third earl of Carlisle, decided to build it how the architect Sir John Vanbrugh received his first commission how the building was paid for and where the money came from how the gardens and park were laid out and the decision to build the first classical mausoleum in England, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor The Building of Castle Howard is the historical detective story of a house which Sir John Vanbrugh was determined should be the top seat and garden of England.

The Building of Castle Howard Charles Saumarez Smith

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