James Playfair

(1755—1794) architect

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Greek Revival

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An architectural style inspired by the architecture of classical Greece. It began in Europe, stimulated by the archaeological rediscovery of Greek architecture which gathered momentum from...

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William Henry Playfair

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Younger son of James Playfair, he was a pupil of William Stark, and later worked in the offices of ‘Wyatt and Smirke’ (probably Benjamin Dean and Robert, respectively)...

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William Stark

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(1770–1813). Scots architect, exponent of a refined Neo-Classicism. He worked in St Petersburg, Russia, in some capacity now unknown (1798), but most of his professional career was spent in...

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