Slide Title

Bath: The Paragon

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Date

5-1-1973

Description

The layout of the city of Bath was established by John Wood the Elder from 1728 to 1775, where he and then his son, John Wood the Younger, transformed Bath's townscapes to reflect Roman architecture and planning. This particular street is known as The Paragon, due to the terrace lining the mansard rooftops. The Paragon was designed by Thomas Warr Attwood, an architect as well as a politician, who was Mayor of Bath in 1769. His Georgian townhouses were built in 1768 and the Georgian architecture references classical themes from Greece and Rome as well as techniques from the Renaissance.

Notes

Bibliography: "John Wood the Elder, English Architect." Encyclopedia Britannica Online, 2016 www.britannica.com/biography/John-Wood-the-Elder. Accessed 24 Feb. 2016.

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Creator 2 Role

architect

Creator 3 Role

architect

Creator 4 Dates

1733-1775

Creator 4 Role

British Architect

Building Type

Apartment building

Building Style

Georgian

Subject Headings

Architecture, Roman -- England -- Somerset; Architecture, Georgian -- England -- Somerset; Townhouses (Row houses) -- England -- Somerset

Country Name

United Kingdom

Region Name

Somerset

City Name

Bath

Street Address

The Paragon

Keywords

housing, street scene, religious architecture, townhouse

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