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Beckford of Fonthill

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Published by Tempus Publishing, Limited .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Novels, other prose & writers: 16th to 18th centuries,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • English,
  • Art,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • General,
  • ART_COLLECTORS AND COLLECTING,
  • AUTHORS, ENGLISH,
  • BECKFORD, WILLIAM, 1760-1844,
  • ECCENTRICS AND ECCENTRICITIES,
  • GREAT BRITAIN_BIOGRAPHY,
  • GREAT BRITAIN_INTELLECTUAL LIFE,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Pets / Horses / Riding,
  • TRAVELERS

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages384
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8961205M
    ISBN 101845880854
    ISBN 109781845880859

    See also a bill from Soane to Beckford for designs of interiors and journey to Fonthill, totaling £, and a receipt from Soane of 2 December for £ for surveying and for designing chimneypieces for Beckford (B and SBb, respectively, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University). Read this book on Questia. The Travel-Diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill - Vol. 1 by William Beckford, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of The Travel-Diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill - Vol. 1 ().


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Beckford of Fonthill by A. Brian Fothergill Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Beckford Arms is a traditional yet stylish country pub with rooms located on the edge of the stunning rolling parkland of the Fonthill Estate in south Wiltshire just off the A – only twenty minutes from Stonehenge or Salisbury and under two hours from London by car or train.

William Thomas Beckford (1 October – 2 May ) was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in amstrad.fun: 1 OctoberSoho Square, London, England.

Fonthill Abbey was the brainchild of William Thomas Beckford, son of wealthy English plantation owner William Beckford and a student of architect Sir William Chambers, as well as of. Apr 25,  · Robert J. Beckford of Fonthill book, Professor Emeritus of English, State University of New York, lives in Rye, New Hampshire.

He is the author of 'William Beckford and Beckford’s Fonthill the Rise of a Romantic Icon'. His most recent work is a new edition of 'The Consummate Collector William Beckford’s Letters to His Bookseller'.Author: Robert J.

Gemmett. Beckford was a novelist, travel writer, politician, art critic who travelled extensively. He wrote the Gothic novel Vathek in for which he remains acclaimed as well as other books influenced by his travels. When he returned to England, he concentrated his talents on architecture and design at the Fonthill Estate.

William Beckford’s Fonthill: Architecture, Landscape and the Arts examines Beckford’s building, landscaping and collecting habits that led to this remarkable public interest.

The building collapsed inbut contemporary drawings and engraved ‘views’ have continued to keep it alive as an indelible icon of the Romantic period.

The opportunity to purchase the complete library of Edward Gibbon gave Beckford the basis for his own library, and James Wyatt built Fonthill Abbey in which to house this and the owner’s art collection. Lord Nelson visited Fonthill Abbey with the Hamiltons in The house was completed in Beckford of Fonthill is Brian Fothergill's account of a sensational life, a history of the celebrated and vilified "Fool of Fonthill." Read more Read less Discover Prime Book Box for KidsCited by: 8.

No, thank you, sir ; Mr. Beckford never allows vails. Appears in 15 books from Page - Old Fonthill had a very ample, lofty, loud-echoing hall, one of the largest in the amstrad.funs: 1.

William Beckford, (born September 29,London, England—died May 2,Bath, Somerset), eccentric English dilettante, author of the Gothic novel Vathek (). Such writers as George Gordon, Lord Byron, and Stéphane Mallarmé acknowledged his genius.

He also is renowned for having built Fonthill Abbey. The Travel-diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill, Volume 2 William Beckford Printed at the University Press for Constable and Company, Limited & Houghton Mifflin Company, - Europe. Wyatt's patron was William Beckford (), 'England's Wealthiest Son', grand tourist, orientalist, Member of Parliament, author of Vathek (the Gothick horror novel), radical and recluse.

Apr 15,  · The book examines Beckford's building, landscaping and collecting habits that led to this remarkable public interest. It identifies, too, the anonymous author of a series of articles in the Morning Chronicle that provide the sights and sounds when the auctioneer raised his hammer to disperse the riches of amstrad.fun: Robert Gemmett.

May 16,  · Fonthill, in Wiltshire, is traditionally associated with the writer and collector William Beckford who Beckford of Fonthill book his Gothic fantasy house called Fonthill Abbey at the end of the eighteenth century.

The collapse of the Abbey’s tower in transformed the name Fonthill into a symbol for overarching ambition and folly, a sublime ruin.

The Beckford Arms is a traditional country pub that is located on the parkland of Fonthill Estate in South Wiltshire. There are eight super comfy bedrooms and two lodges to choose from with luxurious surroundings combined with competitive prices.

Memoirs of William Beckford of Fonthill | This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. Beckford's Tower in Lansdown overlooking the city of Bath, was completed in for wealthy local resident William Beckford, to a design by Bath architect Henry Goodridge.

Beckford was a novelist, an art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage to be the richest commoner in amstrad.fun for: William Thomas Beckford. William Beckford's Fonthill Abbey. In a lifespan of 83 years (September to May ) William Beckford had built up one of the world's largest collections of paintings, books, furniture and objets d'art and had housed it all in a country mansion the size of a cathedral.

Beckford was immensely gifted, brilliantly educated and widely learned, a talented writer of fiction and travel books, a. Aug 15,  · In Beckford wrote Vathek, a gothic fantasy which more devoted readers of this column might remember was the subject of one of my Architectural Association book clubs several years ago.

It concerns a depraved 8th century caliph crazed by power and the pursuit of knowledge who, among other excesses, builds an immense tower.

Beckford and Courtenay saw each other frequently either at Fonthill or at Powderham Castle in Devon, Courtenay's home, for nearly six peaceful years. But then, ina visitor to Powderham claimed to have heard some "strange goings on" in Courtenay's bedroom, with Beckford apparently in.

Feb 08,  · Fonthill was a rushed job, and an impatient Beckford moved into the unfinished abbey inliving there for 15 years in between extended buying trips on the Continent. Fonthill Abbey was an extravagant neo-gothic country home built on William Beckford's Fonthill Gifford estate in Wiltshire between and Inthe 10 year old Beckford inherited a vast sum of money from his father and once he reached his majority, began to pursue a lavish lifestyle.

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Beckford, William, The pictures and miniatures at Fonthill Abbey: catalogue of this well-selected and valuable collection of gallery and cabinet paintings by ancient and modern masters : which will be sold by auction by Mr. Phillips at the Abbey on Friday, the 10th of October, and following day, and on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 14 and 15,also by Mr.

Phillips (page images at. Fonthill Abbey was the creation of William Beckford, who will be remembered as a passable novelist, a musician, sexual misfit and eccentric, but above all, the builder of one of most luxurious private homes the country has ever seen.

William Beckford of Fonthill Published by Printed at the University Press, Cambridge for Constable and Company Limited & Richard R Smith Inc, London & New York () Used. The book examines Beckford’s building, landscaping and collecting habits that led to this remarkable public interest.

It identifies, too, the anonymous author of a series of articles in the Morning Chronicle that provide the sights and sounds when the auctioneer raised his hammer to disperse the riches of Fonthill.

Book a Room at The Beckford Arms. Our website is fully secure and you won’t find cheaper elsewhere. Fonthill, in Wiltshire, is traditionally associated with the writer and collector William Beckford who built his Gothic fantasy house called Fonthill Abbey at the end of the eighteenth century.

The collapse of the Abbey's tower in transformed the name Fonthill into. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

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His parents were William Beckford and Maria Hamilton, daughter of the Hon. George Hamilton. He was Member of Parliament for Wells from tofor Hindon from to and to He is remembered as the author of the Gothic novel Vathek (), the builder of the remarkable lost Fonthill Abbey and Lansdown Tower ("Beckford's /5.

Fonthill: A Comedy. A rather strange title for a rather strange book. Telling the true story of William Beckford and the eponymous neo-gothic folly he build in Wiltshire in the early years of the 19th C., the book is light-hearted in tone but somehow suffused with melancholy and a sense of foreboding/5.

InWilliam Beckford sold the estate to John Farquhar, a gunpowder contractor from Bengal, India. Within 2 years of this sale Fonthill Abbey fell down and Farquhar tried to sell all his land but died in. William Beckford of Fonthill, Bicentenary Essays.

Mahmoud, Fatima Babiker. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. William Beckford: Some Notes on His Life in Bath, ; and a Catalogue of the Exhibition in the Holburne of. Sep 16,  · Most people will have heard of Fonthill Abbey and its doomed tower, designed by James Wayatt for William Thomas Beckford and completed in The vertiginous tower collapsed intaking part of the west wing with it, and providing generations with a romantic ruin in the landscape to inspire paintings and poetry.

Books By William Beckford All The Grand Tour of William Beckford: Selections from Dreams, Waking Thoughts And Incidents (Travel Library) Aug by William Beckford, Elizabeth Mavor Life at Fonthill Jul by Beckford.

The Beckford Arms is a traditional yet stylish country pub located on the edge of the rolling parkland of the Fonthill Estate in south Wiltshire just off the A - only twenty minutes from Stonehenge or Salisbury and under two hours from London by car or train.

Nov 20,  · William Beckford: William Beckford (), was an English novelist, a profligate and consummately knowledgeable art collector and patron of works of decorative art, a critic, travel writer and sometime politician, reputed at one stage in his life to be the richest commoner in England/5.

Mar 31,  · Author of Vathek, Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents, Life at Fonthill,The travel-diaries of William Beckford of Fonthill, Biographical memoirs of extraordinary painters, The History of Caliph Vathek, The episodes of Vathek, Italy. Oct 27,  · texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

Books to Borrow. Top Memoirs of William Beckford of Fonthill, author of Vathek Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item.Beckford is best known as the author of the Oriental fantasy Vathek, a collector of fine books and art, and the builder of impressive homes at Fonthill-Gifford and Bath.

The material in the collection spans the years towith the bulk of the material contemporary with Beckford's life.the grand tour of william beckford Download the grand tour of william beckford or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the grand tour of william beckford book now.

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