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Author Morley, John, 1933-2001.

Title The making of the Royal Pavilion Brighton : designs and drawings / John Morley
Published London : Philip Wilson for Sotheby Publications, 1984


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Description 280 pages : chiefly color illustrations, facsimiles, portrait ; 34 cm
Contents The Patron -- The Exterior -- Henry Holland and the Marine Pavilion -- William Porden's Chinese Designs and the Royal Stables -- Humphry Repton's 'Designs for the Pavillon at Brighton' -- John Nash and the Rebuilding of the Pavilion -- The Interior -- The Crace Firm -- The Saloon -- The Drawing Rooms before 1815 -- The Blue/South Drawing Room -- The Yellow/North Drawing Room -- The Conservatory/Music Room and the Dining Room -- The Entrance Hall -- The Corridor -- The Banqueting Room -- The Music Room -- The Prince of Wales' Bedroom and the King's Apartments -- The Red Drawing Room -- The South Galleries -- The Portico and the Octagon Hall -- The Kitchen -- Miscellaneous Designs
Summary "This book reproduces all the important surviving designs for the exterior and interior of the Pavilion. It reveals the great variety of brilliant exotic schemes devised for its construction and decoration. The projects for the exterior include the pretty but chaste designs of Henry Holland and the wilder Indian and Chinese fantasies of William Porden and Humphry Repton. The interior designs, executed mainly by the Crace firm of decorators and Robert Jones (all firmly controlled by the king) are often astonishing; they include schemes for whole rooms as well as for individual details such as windows, skylights doorways, carpets and curtains. The range includes the 'barbaric' chinoiserie of the 1802-04 period, the enchanting 'rococo' chinoiserie of 1815-17, and the opulent richness of the final scheme. The techniques used include illusionistic painting, marbling, faux graining, faux skies - often in a vein of high fantasy."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis East Sussex Brighton Royal residences Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery and Museums, Brighton Architectural design
Notes Catalogue of illustrations: p.[255]-278
Illustrations on lining papers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830.
George, King of Great Britain IV, 1762-1830
Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery, and Museums -- History.
Royal Pavilion, Art Gallery, and Museums.
Architecture and society -- England -- Brighton.
Architecture -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Historic buildings -- England -- Brighton.
Interior decoration -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Palaces -- England -- Brighton -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
ISBN 0856671738
Other Titles Royal Pavilion Brighton