John Vardy

(1718—1765) architect

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(1718–65). English Palladian architect. He enjoyed a long association with the Office of Works and worked with Kent, whose Horse-Guards Building, Whitehall, London, he built from 1748 with William Robinson. He published a volume of engravings entitled Some Designs of Mr. Inigo Jones and Mr. William Kent (1744). His greatest work was Spencer House, Green Park, London (1756–65), some of the finest rooms in which were designed by James Stuart, and he produced several designs in the Rococo style as well as an essay in Gothick (Milton Abbey, Dorset, of c. 1754–5).

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Architecture.

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