Architectural History of Blenheim Palace

Architectural History of Blenheim Palace

CONTENTS

List of Figures


Figure 1

The Front View of Blenheim Palace

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Figure 2

Saloon Ceiling

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Figure 3

The Long Library


Figure 4

The Upper Water Terreces of Blenheim Palace

INTRODUCTION

Blenheim Palace is the one of the huge building in England and it was designed by playwright Sir John Vanbrugh assistantsNicholas Hawksmoor and landscape architect Lancelot Brown Capability Brown An impressive example of 18th English baroque style It was located at a town in southwestern New York OxfordshireEngland Formerly it was called by Woodstock Manor This building of the palace was originally intended to be a reward tothe first duke Marlborough John Churchill 1 It was built in 1705 when Queen Anne bestows to John Churchill he was Winston Churchill forefather This was to celebrate the victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession in 1704 By Blenheim Palace as the axis a huge palace building complex it was the center of Woodstock Beside this hidden a lot of precious oil painting and sculpture of magnificent palace it also had a lake pasture and a typical of English manor Even though in later period had add in a lot of artificial features but it is still a faction elegant Englishstyle afternoon tea Blenheim palace is an immortal country house one of the Englands largest country house it is the only nonroyal nonepiscopal in England to hold the title of palace 2 This is a territory of the Oxfordshire quiet green village Futhermore Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace the former Prime Minister of the England In 1988 Blenheim Palace was list as cultural heritage of the world In early the 20th the 9th Duke of Marlborough Charles Richard John SpencerChurchill was rebuilt the east and west sides in the shape neat gardens This pattern of garden had become a lawn Regarding to the famous architect and sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini the 9th Duke of Marlborough he was praised to him



Figure 1 Front view of Blenheim Palace

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Source of Name

The origin name of Blenheim Palace was come from a decisive war at the north shore of the Danube and it was happened in 13th August 1704 In a north shore of the Danube nearby had a small village called Blenheim It was built as a gift to the 1st Duke of Marlborough John Churchill the military commander who led the Allied forces in the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704 It was Marlborough who personally received the surrender from Marshall Tallard leader of the French forces following the battle3 Charity generous queen Anne giving the Woodstock royal honor and the construction of Blenheim Palace as a gift The construction of this building start from 1705 to 1722 by Mr WenbuhlerThe title of Woodstock of the royal honor and building given by her majesty the queen Anne and confirmed by parliament4 In 1712 the construction of Blenheim Palace forced to stop all work Since when Duke Marlborough continue across work for the queen hostile forces are trying to think of ways to destroyed the queen for his love Finally the funds approval to build Blenheim Palace did not get so that they owned the masonry sculptor and other things include the architect

1 2 httpenwikipediaorgwikiBlenheimPalace

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4 httpenlabtudcomarticle1602171html
Architectural Style
Interior Design

Blenheim Palace the main building consists of two wings on the main building and courtyards The exterior mixed with Collinsstyle colonnades and tower with Baroque style High uplift of the triangular wall forming patchwork of facade line Entering the hall it is surrounded salon reception room library living room all surrounded by a small courtyard connected by corridors and hall Furnishings with families portrait paintings tapestries and a variety of decorative ornaments each one from the hands of masters To mimic the natural landscape sculptu

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