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(1728—1792) architect

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Angelica Kauffmann

Angelica Kauffmann  

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(b Chur, 30 Oct. 1741; d Rome, 5 Nov. 1807).Swiss painter, active mainly in Italy and England. From an early age she travelled with her father, the painter Joseph ...
Anthony Salvin

Anthony Salvin  

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(1799–1881).English architect. He was a pupil of John Paterson (fl. 1777–1832), of Edinburgh, with whom he worked on the restoration of Brancepeth Castle, Durham (1817–21). In the 1820s he designed ...
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A large semicircular or polygonal recess in a church, arched or with a domed roof and typically at the church's eastern end. Recorded from the early 19th century, the word comes from Latin apsis ...
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The term given to an organization's information technology platform, structure and process but increasingly used as a way of explaining complex marketing concepts and functions, for example ‘brand ...
Bonomi Family

Bonomi Family  

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Joseph (1739–1808). Italian-born architect. Educated in Rome, he studied for a period with Antonio Asprucci and Clérisseau. In 1767 he came to England to work for the Adam Brothers, afterwards ...
Brettingham Family

Brettingham Family  

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Matthew (1699–1769) developed a large East Anglian practice as an architect, builder, and surveyor, and from 1734 supervised the building of Kent's Palladian mansion of Holkham Hall, published as The ...
Castle style

Castle style  

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Type of C18 architecture employing battlements, loop-holes (often false), and turrets to create the impression of a fortified dwelling, even though the plan might be regular and Classical as in some ...
Charles Bulfinch

Charles Bulfinch  

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(1763–1844).Boston-born, he was one of the USA's first native-born professional architects. His work tended to combine Colonial Georgian and Adam styles in a frugal Neo-Classicism, prompted by his ...
Charles Cameron

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).[...]
Charles-Louis Clérisseau

Charles-Louis Clérisseau  

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(1721–1820).Paris-born draughtsman, scholar, and architect who studied under Boffrand, his importance was as a teacher and artist-archaeologist who had a profound effect on the evolution of ...
Daniel Robertson

Daniel Robertson  

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(fl. 1812–43).Scots architect, probably related to the Adam family, and seemingly a contributing factor creating the financial difficulties that beset William Adam in the 1820s. Robertson and his ...
Etruscan style

Etruscan style  

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In C18, widespread archaeological activity associated with Neo-Classicism (e.g. at Herculaneum and Pompeii) led to many collections being made of black and red vases then thought to be Etruscan (but ...
Federal style

Federal style  

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An American architectural and decorative style which was Neoclassical in manner and derived mainly from French architecture and the Adam style. It played a dominant role from the Declaration of ...
gate lodges

gate lodges  

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Buildings to house a gate-keeper at the entrance to a country house. Although found elsewhere in Europe, the lodge is essentially a British building type, both in quantity and quality.[...]
George Dance, jun.

George Dance, jun.  

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(1741–1825).Youngest son of George Dance, sen. He set off for Italy in 1758, met up with his brother Nathaniel (1735–1811) in Florence, and arrived in Rome in 1759, where he acquired his skills as a ...
George Hepplewhite

George Hepplewhite  

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(b Ryton, Co. Durham, ?1727; d London, June 1786).English cabinetmaker and furniture designer. Though a household name in the context of late 18th-century furniture, he remains a shadowy figure. ...
Georgian

Georgian  

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[CP]In England the Georgian period is approximately 1714–1810. Architectural styles of the period were derived from classical and Renaissance Italian architecture.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi  

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 (1720–78) Italian architect and engraver.His highly imaginative, indeed rather overpowering visions of architecture, cities, and interior design, as revealed in Carceri (c.1745, re-issued c.1760 ...
Greek Revival

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 the early ...
Henry Holland

Henry Holland  

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 (c.1745–1806) English architect.The son of a master builder with whom he began work, he designed Claremont House, Esher, Surrey (1771–4), and became an assistant to the family friend Lancelot ...

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