John Nash

Nash, John, 1752–1835, English architect; pupil of Sir Robert Taylor. 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 style.

See studies by Sir John Summerson (2d ed. 1950) and T. Davis (new ed. 1968, repr. 1973).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on John Nash from Fact Monster:

  • John Henry Nash - Nash, John Henry Nash, John Henry, 1871–1947, American printer and bibliophile, b. ...
  • Regency style - Regency style Regency style, in English architecture, flourished during the regency and reign of ...
  • John Charles Harsanyi - John Charles Harsanyi economist, educator Born: 5/29/1920 Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary After ...
  • Buckingham Palace - Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace , residence of British sovereigns from 1837, in Westminster ...
  • Russell Crowe - Biography of Russell Crowe, The Oscar-winning star of Gladiator

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Architecture: Biographies