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NATHANIEL CLEMENTS, 1705-77: POLITICS, FASHION AND ARCHITECTURE IN MID-EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY IRELAND. A.P.W. Malcomson. Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2015. 288 pp. with 26 ills. (12 col.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781851829149 In English.
Publisher's description: This book argues that Nathaniel Clements (1705-77) was an enlightened patron of architecture, not a practicing architect, and that he influenced upper-class residential development in Dublin and popularized a particular form of Palladian 'villa-farm' (or modest country house) partly because of who he was -- a high-ranking and well-connected government official and an arbiter of fashion and taste. The two places where his architectural influence is still strongly felt today are the high-fashion enclave of Henrietta Street, Dublin, of which he created about one-third in the period 1733-c.1740, and the Phoenix Park, of which he was Ranger, where he made important improvements to the landscape and where he built in 1752-57 a new Ranger's Lodge which forms the nucleus of today's Aras an Uachtarain, the official residence of the President of Ireland.
Artist(s):Clements, Nathaniel
Indexing: Western, Europe — Ireland — 1600-1800 — Architecture, Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 118088
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