English Palladian Style

English Palladianism in America

English Palladianism in America

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Noted English architectural historian the late great Sir John Summerson (1904 – 1992) described English Palladianism, as it has become known, as ‘that balanced combination of the useful and the beautiful, or prosperity and good breeding’. What it did do was satisfy the need for a style that encompassed the…

Culture in the Colony

Culture in the Colony

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Due to the interest of botanist and naturalist Sir Joseph Banks (1743 – 1820) Australian plants became known in England after 1770. The first conscious attempt at garden layout at Sydney was most certainly the grounds of Government House, constructed in 1788. A view rendered in c1792 depicts a naive…