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King George III, an Aspiring Architect

King George III, an Aspiring Architect
King George III, an Aspiring Architect, George III, Sketch of a palace floor plan, 1785-9. British Library Maps 7.TAB.17. Image Courtesy of British Library
George III, Sketch of a palace floor plan, 1785-9. British Library Maps 7.TAB.17. Image Courtesy of British Library

Not sure if “manic” can be classified as an architectural style, but that is what some are choosing to describe the newly discovered, hand-drawn floor plans of a grand place envisioned by King George III. According to the British Library, the King was “passionately interested” about architecture and drew plans for a future living quarters in Kew - now a district in West London - during a time when he was suffering from severe mental illness in the late 1780s. Learn more about the King’s vision for a grand palace, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "King George III, an Aspiring Architect" 19 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/579689/king-george-iii-an-aspiring-architect/> ISSN 0719-8884

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