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Regency Style Architecture
The architectural patronage of George IV is generally considered his greatest legacy. He employed such leading architects as John Nash, Sir Jeffry Wyatville, and Sir John Soane. The Prince of Wales’s first successful venture was the redecoration of his London palace, Carlton House, started in 1783 by architect Henry Holland. George sponsored significant renovations at Buckingham Palace (formerly Buckingham House) and Windsor Castle during his years as Prince Regent and King.
Bingham, Neil. C.A. Busby: the Regency Architect of Brighton
and Hove. London: RIBA Heinz Gallery, 1991. (3-MQZ (Busby) 93-8911)
Morley, John. Regency Design, 1790-1840: Gardens, Buildings,
Interiors, Furniture. London: Zwemmer, 1993. (MLE 93-9590)
Pilcher, Donald. The Regency Style 1800 to 1830. London: B.T. Batsford,
Pyne, William Henry. The History of the Royal Residences of
Windsor Castle, St. James’s Palace, Carlton House, and Frogmore. London:
A. Dry, 1819. 3 vol. (MQWK+)
Reilly, Paul. An Introduction to Regency Architecture. London: Art
and Technics, 1948. (MQWK)
Worsley, Giles. Architectural Drawings of the Regency Period,
1790-1837: from the drawings collection of the Royal Institute
of British Architects.
London: A. Deutsch, 1991. (3-MQG 92-2886)