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James Gibbs

(1682—1754) architect

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Arthur Delavan Gilman

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(1821–82).

American architect. Much influenced by contemporary trends in England and France, he first rose to prominence with a series of articles in the North American Review in...

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Burlington, Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of

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 (1694–1753) English architect.

Burlington, a landed aristocrat and courtier, took an unusually practical interest in architecture, becoming more than an influential protagonist of...

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Carlo Fontana

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(1638–1714).

Italian Baroque architect. Born near Como, he lived in Rome from the early 1650s, and assisted Cortona, Rainaldi, and Bernini. For the last he worked on the design of...

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Charles Bridgeman

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(d. 1738).

English landscape-architect who had an enormous influence on the design of the informal English garden, introducing features that preceded the looser plans of Brown and...

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colleges, Oxford and Cambridge

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge are among the oldest institutions of their kind in Europe. Uniquely, they still use distinct groups of buildings going back to the time of ...

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Edward William Mountford

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(1855–1908). English architect who designed several Gothic Revival churches, but is best known for his public buildings, including the Free Renaissance-style Sheffield Town Hall...

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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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George Browne

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(1811–85).

Belfast-born architect who worked in Canada from 1830. His best-known works are the Church of St George, Kingston, Ontario (1859), a variant on Gibbs's St...

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George Dance, sen.

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 (1695–1768) English architect.

Dance seems to have collaborated with the surveyor on the design of St Botolph’s Church, Bishopsgate, London. In 1735 he was appointed Clerk of the...

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Georgian

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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In England the Georgian period is approximately 1714–1810. Architectural styles of the period were derived from classical and Renaissance Italian architecture.

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