The Grand Designer

Third Marquess of Bute

By Rosemary Hannah

Format: Multiple Formats

This fascinating biography tells the story of a rich eccentric, whose learning, insight and kindness produced extraordinary results in architecture and life, a man who combined being amongst the richest men of the age with artistic patronage of an almost incomprehensible scale.

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Birlinn Limited

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When the third Marquess of Bute (1847 - 1900) met the renowned Gothic designer William Burges it marked the start of a lifetime's collaboration with architects and artists, producing work ranging from the High Victorian Gothic exuberance of Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch to the ostentation of Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute and the sumptuous restoration of the Renaissance Falkland Palace. This fascinating biography tells the story of a rich eccentric, whose learning, insight and kindness produced extraordinary results in architecture and life, a man who combined being amongst the richest men of the age with artistic patronage of an almost incomprehensible scale.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 17 Jun 2013
SKU 9781780271347-grouped
Number of Pages 456

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'an exemplary biography' 

'Rosemary Hannah brings out much that is surprising in a man of Bute's wealth and class' 

'His [the Marquis of Bute's] biography by Rosemary Hannah has been one of the chief pleasures of my reading year'

'elegant and beautifully illustrated book'

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