The Grand Designer


    Architecture Biography



    The Grand Designer

    Third Marquess of Bute

    Rosemary Hannah

    Birlinn 2013

    Paperback 448pp Illustrated 155x233mm

    9781780271347   Product Code: 19127

    When the third Marquess of Bute (1847-1900) met the designer William Burges, it marked the start of a lifetime's collaboration with artists and architects that resulted in the Victorian Gothic exuberance of Cardiff Castle and the flamboyance of Mount Stuart. This absorbing biography tells the story of this vastly wealthy eccentric, whose learning, insight and kindness found expression in artistic patronage on a grand scale. A generous selection of colour plates illustrates the splendour of the works he sponsored.

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