Royal Pavilion, Brighton: the Octagon Hall
|Architect/Designer||Nash, John (1752-1835)|
|Library Reference||EW E.b.128|
|Subject||Interior decoration ; Halls ; Ceilings ; Palaces ; Fireplaces|
SOURCE: John Nash. The Royal Pavilion at Brighton (London, 1826), pl. 11 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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