American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Vanbrugh, Sir John 1664-1726. English playwright and architect who wrote The Provok'd Wife (produced 1697) and designed Blenheim Palace.
- n. English architect (1664-1726)
“Vanbrugh was sacked mid-build, but Blenheim's combination of severity and magnificence is a monument to a great architect as well as a great soldier.”
“Begun in 1699 under the third Earl of Carlisle, it was not completed until 1811, by which time the Carlisles were throwing much of Vanbrugh's masterplans out of the window.”
“Its masters were the elderly Wren, John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor.”
“Winston Churchill's family seat was begun by John Vanbrugh in 1705 and completed almost two decades later by Nicholas Hawksmoor.”
“Vanbrugh's palace for the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim was equalled in splendour only by Hawksmoor's Castle Howard in Yorkshire.”
“Hawksmoor and Vanbrugh pictured worked together on some of our finest monumental buildings, notably Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, and Castle Howard, Yorkshire.”
“What Nikolaus Pevsner called "one of the most perfect buildings ever built" was recently restored and houses the tourist office and a display of maritime industry.01553 763044John Vanbrugh's last country house, and for many his finest work, Seaton Delaval was unfinished at the time of his death.”
“Kerry absorbed his father's passions, and his youthful love of architecture was centred at first on Wren, Hawksmoor and Vanbrugh, before travel led him in the late 1940s to Rome and to Borromini.”
“The young man would become a distinguished architectural and art historian, who would write books on Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh and Wren.”
“I as the Chairman of the Student Tory association ambled along to hear what was being said and ended up in the bar afterwards Vanbrugh if I recall.”
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