NASH, John (Nash John)( English architect.)
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Biography NASH, John (Nash John)
Born in 1752, studied under architect R. Taylor. In 1784 Nash worked in Wales for orders. By 1787 he was able to return to London, was well received in society, and has won favor with the Prince Regent (later King George IV).
Nash built villas and castles scattered throughout the UK and represent a huge variety of styles: classicism, Neo-Tudor style. For some time, Nash worked with H. Repton, the famous landscape architect. One of their joint work - performed in the Eastern style palace regent 'Pavilion' in Brighton (1815-1821).
At the request of Prince Nash developed one of the boldest in the history of London's town planning concepts, which covered the territory from the Mall in the south to the newly built Regent's Park in the north. Facades of houses that went to Regent Street, Nash rebuilt in neoclassical style, began framing the main entrance to the palace Bakingemskomu. The new road was built in 1813-1820, and the architect trying to design each quarter as a single architectural ensemble (now Regent Street is framed by windows of expensive shops, most of the buildings were built in 1920). Marble Arch entrance to Hyde Park was also designed by Nash.
With the death of King in 1830, Nash has lost his high position at court, went to his own house East Kaus-Castle on the island of Wight. Nash died May 13, 1835