John Nash and London
- 1983 ----- color ----- 27 min ----- vhs
(Understanding Cities series, Part 3)
Shows that the creation of a sweeping renewal in London required neither royal nor papal power but a system of private entrepreneurship. John Nash (1752-1835) designed and built Regent Street and Regent's Park, using his architectural skills combined with business acumen. Weaving together monumental plazas, commercial streets, parks and housing blocks, Nash created one of the most important urban works of his era.
- Topics: (Architecture, Art: History, Cities and Towns, Urban Planning/Restoration)