Royal Pavilion, Brighton: detail of the east front
|Architect/Designer||Nash, John (1752-1835)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/ENG/3130 (ES3680)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Domes ; Fantastic architecture ; Palaces ; Towers|
NOTES: The Royal Pavilion was built as a seaside retreat for the then Prince Regent (later King George IV). Originally the 'Marine Pavilion', a Neo-Classical building designed by Henry Holland and completed in 1787, it was transformed into this Indian style building by John Nash in 1815-1822. Using new technology, Nash enlarged the building and added the domes and minarets by superimposing a cast iron framework over Holland's pavilion.
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