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Francis Johnston

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — European History.

(1760–1829),

one of the leading architects of the early 19th century in Ireland. Trained by English architect Thomas Cooley, Johnston succeeded his tutor in the patronage of...

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history, architectural

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Architecture.

Many of the first architectural historians were also its first theorists (Francesco di Giorgio, known for his writings on urban planning, wrote a history of the walls of Florence (1475–92)...

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James Gandon

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Regional and National History.

(1742–1823).

London-born English architect. He was apprenticed to Chambers and established his own practice c.1765. With John Woolfe (d. 1793) he produced the fourth and fifth...

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public house

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — European History.

Under the Local Government Act 1966, any premises licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises, this (apart from any ancillary or incidental trade or...

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railway stations

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — British History.

Had no distinctive history until the Liverpool and Manchester railway of 1830, with the opening of Manchester Liverpool Road and Liverpool Crown Street: the light passenger traffic on the...

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Sextus Julius Frontinus

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — British History.

(c. 35–105).

Roman author of a major, clearly written, uncluttered treatise (De Aquæductibus Urbis Romae) on the water-supply of the city as well as another on surveying (which...

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Sir John Clerk

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — British History.

(1676–1755).

Clerk of Penicuik was a leading figure in learned circles in Edinburgh. With William Adam he designed a new house for his estate at Mavisbank from 1722, an important...

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Thomas Cubitt

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — British History.

(1788–1855).

English master-carpenter. He entered into partnership with his brother William (1791–1863) in c.1814, and in 1815 set up a building establishment that would encompass...

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Walter Burley Griffin

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1876–1937).

Illinois-born American architect. He worked in Chicago (1899–1901) and for F. L. Wright (1901–5), before being appointed Director for the design and construction of...

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