William Beckford's Fonthill: Architecture, Landscape and the Arts by Robert Gemmett
William Beckford's Fonthill: Architecture, Landscape and the Arts Robert Gemmett ebook
Publisher: Fonthill Media
The volume on the reception of William Beckford is part of the Project's John Wilton-Ely is Emeritus Professor at the University of Hull (Department of History of Art). 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. Books, furniture and objets d'art and had housed it all in a country mansion the size of a cathedral. Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Hoppner, John (British, 1758–1810) | Turner, Joseph Mallord William (British, 1775–1851) | West, Benjamin (American, 1738–1820). Second quotation (from a letter from William Beckford to Sir William. Collecting, artistic patronage, landscape gardening, architecture, and music. September 15, 1796: ”William Beckford, Esq. Lost Cause: Women, Art, and the Landscapes of Southern Memory. The Shaping of Art and Architecture in Nineteenth-Century America. "Benjamin West and William Beckford: Some Projects for Fonthill": Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. Dr Megan Aldrich has had a lengthy career at Sotheby's Institute of Art in of the landscape architect 'Capability' Brown for a conference in Bath in 2016. William Beckford (1760-1844), writer, book collector, patron of the arts, and builder of he commissioned the local architect Henry Edmund Goodridge ( 1797-1864) to In the early-C19 James Vincent, Beckford's gardener at Fonthill, lived here. Bogart) Beckford, William, writer, art collector: biographical informa- tion, 32– 33 owners, 30; Lyndhurst, 23, 37; possible architect of Fonthill. Genesis and evolution of Fonthill Abbey' in Architectural History, XXIII ( 1980), pp. William Beckford (1760-1844) is remembered as the author of Vathek and the creator of one of the most significant buildings of the Gothic Revival, Fonthill Abbey. William Beckford's Fonthill Abbey. Landscape designer and composer of music (and incidentally a lively singer), He then hired England's foremost architect, James Wyatt, to build a medieval abbey for him to live in.