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Alexandre-Pierre Vignon

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(1763–1828). French architect of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods. A pupil of Leroy and Ledoux, he was commissioned to build the Temple de la Gloire (after 1813 the Madeleine),...

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Andrea Palladio

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(1508–80).

One of the most gifted, professional, and intelligent of architects working in Italy in C16, whose work provided the models for the Palladian style (Palladianism) and...

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Apollodorus of Damascus

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(fl. ad 98–125 c.). Damascus-born, he became architect to Emperor Trajan (98–117), and is credited with most of the Imperial buildings of the latter's reign, including the thermae and forum...

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baptistery

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

A structure or a space containing the water font used for baptism. The early Christian baptistery was a more or less separate edifice, which might be connected to the church ...

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bath-house

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 C18 feature in gardens, often erected over a spring, and containing changing-rooms and fireplaces as well as a bath.

2 Building erected for the...

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baths

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

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A feature of all Roman towns and cities as well as private houses throughout the empire. From the 1st century bc onwards, the tradition of bathing became a major social...

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cable

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Rope-moulding carved to look like a rope, with twisted strands, found in Roman Antiquity (e.g. Corinthian Order of the thermae at Nîmes), but mostly associated...

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caldarium

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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Latin term for the hot room (moist heat) in a Roman bath‐house. It usually contains or is adjacent to a hot plunge bath which produces a hot humid atmosphere.

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Charles B. Atwood

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(1849–95).

Massachusetts-born and -educated architect, who worked for Ware and van Brunt from 1866 before opening his own office in 1872, later joining Daniel H. Burnham of...

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Charles Cameron

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 (mid 1740s–1812) British architect, active in Russia.

He went to Italy in 1768, where he compiled the sketches which formed the basis of his book, The Baths of the Romans (1772).

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