John Nash

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Nash, John,

1752–1835, English architect; pupil of Sir Robert TaylorTaylor, Sir Robert,
1714–88, English architect. The son of a stonemason, he began his career as a sculptor's apprentice and was later employed to carve the pediment of Mansion House in London. He then turned to architecture and built up a successful practice.
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. After enjoying an extensive practice in Wales, he began to work c.1792 in London. His capacities were greatest in town planning, and he is chiefly known for his boldly planned development of the Marylebone region of London. His scheme, as put into execution in 1818, comprehended Regent St., with its Quadrant, and Regent's Park, with its terraces and surrounding streets of formally designed town houses. Nash also designed the Haymarket theater and remodeled Buckingham Palace. He was one of the initiators of the neoclassic Regency styleRegency style,
in English architecture, flourished during the regency and reign of George IV (1811–30) and was chiefly represented by the court architect John Nash. The period is characterized by the diversity of the architectural styles of many countries and periods.
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See studies by Sir John Summerson (2d ed. 1950) and T. Davis (new ed. 1968, repr. 1973).

Nash, John

Planned Regent Park and Regent Street, London, as a picturesque scheme. He also designed the Brighton Pavilion (1815) for the Prince of Wales in a mixture of Indian, Chinese, and Gothic styles.
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JOHN NASH, who never rode a winner on the racetrack but hundreds at home in his role as leading work-rider for 25 years with Barry Hills, yesterday received his 'lifetime in racing' memento from the trainer's son Michael at Windsor, writes Edward Whitaker.
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If the London Georgian terrace of the eighteenth century, for example, had been designed, unwittingly, as a kind of mirror image of the well-groomed contemporary pedestrian, and the elongated white stucco Regency terraces of John Nash around Regent's Park designed to reflect the stately, if faster, movement of horse-drawn traffic, determinedly horizontal white Modern Movement architecture surely reflected the speed of the passing car.
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