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Capon, William

Richard Riddell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Theatre; Art Forms; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 834 words.

Capon, William (1757–1827), scene-painter, architectural draughtsman, and architect, was born in Norwich on 6 October 1757, the son of Christopher Capon, portrait painter, and his wife,...

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Frank Matcham

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Theatre.

(1854–1920).

Leading English theatre and music-hall architect of the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods. His designs are festive, opulent, often elephantine (even blowsy), with...

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Historicism

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Architecture.

1 Architecture strongly influenced by the past, especially Revivalist architecture (Greek, Gothic, Early Christian, Romanesque, Italianate, Renaissance, the various Henri and...

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Jones, Inigo

John Newman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Art Forms; Architecture. 12308 words.

Jones, Inigo (1573–1652), architect and theatre designer, was born in London on 15 July 1573 and baptized on 29 July 1573 at St Bartholomew-the-Less, London, the eldest of the four...

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Josef Furttenbach

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(1591–1667).

German architect. He prepared a guide-book for Italy (1626) and made his base in Ulm, where he wrote several books on architecture, including Architectura Civilis...

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Novosielski, Michael

Christopher Baugh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Art Forms; Architecture; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1261 words.

Novosielski, Michael (c. 1747–1795), scene painter and architect, although Polish in name, was born in Rome. When he arrived in England is not known, but by 1772 he was living in Golden...

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Urban, Joseph

Matthew A. Postal.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Architecture; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1170 words.

Urban, Joseph (26 May 1872–10 July 1933), architect, scenic designer, and illustrator, was born Josef Karl Maria Georg Urban in Vienna, Austria, the son of Josef Urban, an official in the...

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