London Transformed: John Nash and the hybrid planning

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Maritza Prosdocimi
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/96
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 174-189 File size 1493 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2021-096016
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In the first half of the nineteenth century the ‘London Improvements’ were urban works testifying to a new European attitude towards the city, in the new post-war settlement after the trauma of the Napoleonic wars. These projects can be attributed to the creative skills of John Nash, to whom we owe the pioneering works of Regent’s Park and Regent Street, which consecrated him as ‘architect of the Picturesque.’ Here, the Picturesque goes beyond the definition of an aesthetic category, enters the discipline of architecture, and finds scenographic application in urban planning. How and at what stage does John Nash adopt the picturesque and, above all, what are the reasons for this choice?

Keywords: John Nash; Picturesque; London Improvements

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Maritza Prosdocimi, London Transformed: John Nash e l’ibrido progettuale in "TERRITORIO" 96/2021, pp 174-189, DOI: 10.3280/TR2021-096016