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ROYAL PAVILION LONG GUIDE
Brighton in General
Brighton in General
Date: 29/04/01, updated on 07/05/01 (43 review reads)
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A game in a barn pretending to be noble farmers with Marie. The Romantic Movement was about exotic fantasy. This led to the interest in India and China
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, reflects fashionable tastes in architecture, design, attitudes and way of life in the late 18th and early 19th century.
The Pavilion has many exotic design the main interior is Chinese. The are few good examples of this. This was because it was fashionable even though Mainly people had never been to the China, they just designed form what they thought it was like and from pictures. But the Pavilion took things to another level, he took fashion and did not just put then in one rooms like the rest but did the whole Pavilion.
The exterior is in a Indian style, with minarets. Indian became fashionable because it was part of the British Empire it showed that Britain was the most powerful nation, back then. There are also Domes. England also did a lot of trade with India.
Shilling for non subscribers. Card assemblies were on Wednesday and Fridays. On Sunday they would go to church, visitors would then promenade on the Stein and then take Public Tea at the assembly rooms. They also had the circulating library where people could borrow book and you could drink tea and coffee while gambling, gossip, and sometimes play billiards. Small shops appeared on the Steine, most of these sold fancy goods
, and most of then were parlours, which the player would though a dice to win the prizes on display. Sporting activates near Brighton like Cock fighting, bull bating and horse racing. So many of this changed the look of the pavilion
The local entertainment that was on offer for the rich in 1796 was ballrooms and card-rooms, supper room. And these were found in the main inns the old ship hotel and the Castle inn. There was a ball every Thursday that cost 3 shilling and sixpence (for subscribers) and 5. This way of life was reflected in the pavilion, e.g. balls which were held in the in the music room.
The Pavilion created a new style it was a mix of neo-classical and romantic it was called the regency style. So the Prince did just copy styles he created some
The pavilion went though 3 main stages:
This idea was taken from Louis IX when he had a farm house with Marie. He they lived out the fantasy of being a noble village people in France
This was done in the Enlightment style. Everything was symmetrical It had that big a big dome in the middle. It was copied the style of the “Pantheon”
The building that you see today done in the Romantic Movement after the regent brought it and changed it. It has Indian Exterior and an Chinese Interior. This is like the Delhi
So each phase was done in the style of another building.
ROYAL PAVILION–THE DEHLI
Brighton first became famous when it was on a circuit of health towns. Like Bath and Tumbridge wells
Brighton was recommended by Dr. Russell who had his practice in Lewes and Brighton was the nearest seaside town. Dr. Russell's treatment involved drinking sea water in the morning (in 1 case a man got prescribed to drink 18 pints in the morning.) They also had to breathe the sea air and dip in sea water. The Prince has a Th
yroid so he came to Brighton built the Pavilion with big windows and made it face the sea. So this influenced the design of P. The Price has a Thyroid. This is why the Pavillion was built so close to the sea, for the sea air that was supposes to be healthy.
The Prince built the pavilion because it was rebelling against his strict upbringing. Even though the prince like to have fun all the time his was very smart. He was educated in Fine art, Literature, architecture, furniture, romantic poetry, and many languages.
He had a lot of difficulty running the country because his dad went mad and left him t rule all alone. The Pavillion allowed the Prince to express himself and indulge in the fashionable Romantic Movement. So Brighton was his escape from the pressure of being rich, and royalty.
All the movements involved math and being precise and numbers so there was a reaction it was called the Romantic Movement. This was the movement of doing everything just because it looked right or felt right, having fun. Not making every building/object symmetrical. The love of exotic places. The pavilion changed when this happened from the marine pavilion to the royal pavilion that you see today. This is why the outside was done in a Indian style (Mosque) and the inside was done in a Chinese, these were both exotic and romantic places.
Is done in an Indian style because this was fashionable (see above). It has Domes which on mosques and minarets. Minarets we used to call people to pray, they would be towers on mosques that ring to tell everyone that it is time to pray. It wad done in the Indian was fashionable many house/manors had this style but not to the extent. This trend was started at the Sezincote in Gloucester
This was done in Chinese/Chinoiserie that was fashionable with those followers of the Romantic Movement. China was a exotic place so it was romantic. Most rich people had only done one room no-o
ne had ever done their whole property. Like the prince. Again the first person to introduce Chinoiserie was Louis IX of France
THE LONG CORRIDOR
This room is still done in a Chinese style. It was built so if it was raining the could still stroll it gives the idea of being outside it is “a trick of the eye”. It has nodding Chinese figures that were a game you had to run up and down hitting the heads until you had all nodding at once. This was not the popularly because the visitor would have I big meal. One on record was 15 courses long. It was 162 feet long, it has 2 lights that look like the sun. Still has most of the original bamboo looking furniture that are not actually bamboo but beech and Satinwood. The room has a lot of mirrors. All furniture done in. So the rich attitude was that the fatter you looked the rich, also the rich liked to feel outside.
Just 1 Chinese nodding figure in this room. The room is under a big dome. It is only a small room. Ceiling in the shape of an Asiatic tent. The roof shows the love for anything exotic looking in the Romantic Movement. And still the faint hint of Chinoiserie
THE ENTRANCE HALL
A lot of Chinoiserie wall decoration. A light green and grey colour all over and a marble fireplace. Again another lot of Chinoiserie that shows again the rich love for exotic.
THE BANQUETING ROOM
Artist-designer Robert Jones who started working for the Prince Regent in 1815 created the decorations. The centrepiece of the room is a huge chandelier held by a silvered dragon. The dazzling display of Regency silver gilt is one of the finest ever. Many elaborate banquets were held here, some featuring menus of up to sixty dishes. I big well decorated dinning room for big dinner parties that the prince loves to hold; the rich loved big meals, but after the women would leave the men. This shows that women and men do different things in the normal way of life. Th
e women leave because men are considered higher. This showed that rich people a lot of big meals a lot of the time.
The Royal Bedrooms
There is 3 main type Bedrooms the Yellow Bow room, Queen Victoria and the King’s. The Yellow bedrooms are situated on the first floor; these were the bedrooms of George IV's brothers the Dukes of York and Clarence. In the early 1990s they were refurbished to the original decorative scheme featuring yellow dragon wallpaper. Queen Victoria's Apartments: these rooms were restored in the early 1990s to reflect the interiors used by the Queen between 1837 and 1845. The suite comprises the Queen's bedroom, the maid's room and a water closet. The King's Apartments: these private rooms are decorated in a restrained and dignified style. Located on the ground floor of the Pavilion, they were used when George IV was hugely overweight and afflicted with gout and dropsy. This shows the different rich people like different styles of living.
The music room was the most beautifully decorated rooms in the Pavilion, great balls were held in this room. It was built in the image of the Kubla Khan’s palace at Xanadu. The walls are done in crimson, the imperial colour that only emperors were allowed to use. Again the ceiling is a tent shape, and done in a Chinese style. There are also dragons hanging from ceiling in the middle. The prince kept a permanent orchestra of 70 musicians to entertain his quests. Balls were a way of life back then, the rich would have great grand balls all the time. Also its style is taken from the Kubla Khan’s palace, again done in Chinese style.
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, reflects fashionable tastes in architecture, design, attitudes and way of life in the late 18th and early 19th century. Well the Pavilion did but it also to fashions and did more of it then been done. For example the Chinese, people had only done this in one or two room
not in nearly every room. Also the Indian minarets building only had 1,2 or even 3 not has many has the Pavilion. This also reflects attitude because it was built and influenced by the attitudes. The Pavilion was built so rich people could carry out their way of life out in the pavilion; It only reflects the tastes of the rich not the poor.
The pavilion also introduced some new idea like; CAST IRON the slender pillars in the kitchen was made in cast iron so they could be slender, His also used cast iron to look bamboo this was a new idea. “TRICK OF THE EYE” was a new idea this was in the Long Corridor were the effect of being outside has tried to be achieved also the cast iron stair case (the cast iron looking like bamboo). The Pavilion was the first building to have GAS LIGHTING. None of this would have been possible if it hadn't been for Industrial revolution.