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Claude Perrault

(1613—1688)

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Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart

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 (1739–1813) French neoclassical architect.

He worked from 1765 in Paris primarily on private commissions, notably the Hôtels de Monaco (1774), Condé (1781), and Masseran (1787),...

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Ange-Jacques Gabriel

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(1698–1782).

One of the greatest French C18 architects. He trained under his father, whom he succeeded as Contrôleur of Versailles (1735) and as Premier Architecte and Director of...

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François d' Orbay

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(1631–97).

Paris-born architect. He assisted Le Vau at the Château de Vincennes (1654–61), and after Le Vau's death executed the designs for the Escalier des Ambassadeurs...

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Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff

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 (1699–1753) German architect.

For the Crown Prince Frederick of Prussia, Knobelsdorff remodelled Schloss Rheinsberg, Brandenburg (1737–40). Following his appointment by Frederick...

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Giannantonio Selva

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 (1751–1819) Italian architect.

In the 1780s and 1790s, Selva designed Palladian villas in Venice and the Veneto, and in the 1800s several neoclassical churches in the same region....

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intercolumniation

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Space between the lower parts of the shafts of adjacent columns in a Classical colonnade or portico defined by modules the same size as the shaft diameters (d below). Vitruvius described...

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Jacques-François Blondel

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(1705–74).

Rouenborn French architect, who was an important teacher, theorist, and writer. He revered French architecture, and especially the work of Gabriel, Mansart, and...

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Jacques-Germain Soufflot

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(1713–80).

French Neo-Classical architect. He studied in Rome (1731–8) before settling in Lyons where he built the Hôtel-Dieu (1739–48), the Loge du Change (1747–50), and the...

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John James

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 (c.1673–1746) English architect.

He became a master carpenter and from 1701 designed a number of houses. As Hawksmoor’s associate, he worked at Greenwich (1705–46), and on four...

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Karl Philipp Christian von Gontard

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(1731–91).

German architect. He studied under J. -F. Blondel in Paris, and travelled in Italy (1754–5) with the Margrave and Margravine of Bayreuth. In 1763 he was called to...

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