The British Architect

The British Architect . LONDON , FRIDAY , MAY 25 , 1894 . The replies were
almost without exception in the affirmative . To the question ( 4 ) Under what
circumstances , if any , should admission be granted without examination , if one
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Directory of British Architects 1834 1914

A comprehensive biographical directory of some 11,000 British architects who worked between 1834 and 1914 .

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Author: Antonia Brodie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826455147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A comprehensive biographical directory of some 11,000 British architects who worked between 1834 and 1914 .

Vitruvius Britannicus Or the British Architect Containing the Plans Elevations and Sections of the Regular Buildings Both Publick and Private in Great Britain in 2 Volumes Vol 1 2 by Colen Campbell Esq r Vitruvius Britannicus Ou L architecte Britannique Contenant Les Plans Elevations Sections Des Batimens Reguliers Tant Particuliers Que Publics de la Grande Bretagne en Deux Tomes Tome 1 2 Par Le Sieur Campbell

... prepared for the Press a Book , Entituled , Virtruvius Britannicus , or the British
Architect ; containing the exact Plans , Elevations , and Sections of the Regular
Buildings , both Publick and Private , in Great Britain ; with variety of New
Designs ...

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The British Architect

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The Empress the Architect

This book tells a fascinating story of enterprise, initiative, amazing patronage and very remarkable architectural achievements on a large scale, all of which took place within a unique historical and cultural context.

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Author: Dmitriĭ Olegovich Shvidkovskiĭ

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300065640

Category: Architecture

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In August 1779, Charles Cameron, a Scottish architect based in London, set sail for St. Petersburg. He had been summoned by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, to create a magnificent architectural setting for the splendours and extravagances of her court - most especially the two luxurious palace ensembles outside St. Petersburg at Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk. His reputation prior to his arrival in Russia was based almost entirely on his authorship of a book on the baths of ancient Rome - he had built nothing as yet - but while serving as Architect to Her Imperial Majesty, Cameron was responsible for some of the most dazzling and original architectural creations of the eighteenth century. This book tells a fascinating story of enterprise, initiative, amazing patronage and very remarkable architectural achievements on a large scale, all of which took place within a unique historical and cultural context. Dimitri Shvidkovsky weaves together the intriguing, and still not completely documented biography of an enigmatic architect - possibly a Jacobite rebel and exile - and the life of the great Russian ruler, Catherine II. This is set against the backdrop of the rapidly developing influence of British culture on Russian society. Architects, park designers and gardeners from England and Scotland were to be found in every part of Russia by the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century, helping to establish a particular form of design whose cultural impact was made all the more dramatic by its adoption and development by native Russian architects and designers. This book, ravishingly illustrated with views of the palaces and gardens of imperial Russia - many now destroyed - places Russian architecture and garden design of the neo-classical period within its European context for the first time, and explores the hitherto neglected connections between British and Russian architecture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It offers a fascinating and original account of Russian culture in this period.

Gervase Wheeler

Wheeler's career is traced chronologically and geographically and the book is lavishly illustrated with over fifty images, including building plans and historical photographs.

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Author: Renée Tribert

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571465

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

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Gervase Wheeler was an English-born architect who designed such important American works as the Henry Boody House in Brunswick, Maine; the Patrick Barry House in Rochester, New York; and the chapels at Bowdoin and Williams colleges. But he was perhaps best known as the author of two influential architecture books, Rural Homes (1851) and Homes for the People (1855). Yet Wheeler has remained a little known, enigmatic figure. Renée Tribert and James F. O’Gorman’s study sheds new light on the course of Wheeler’s career in the states, and brings crucial issues to the fore—the international movement of ideas, the development of the American architectural profession, the influence of architectural publications on popular taste, and social history as expressed in the changing nature of the American house. Wheeler’s career is traced chronologically and geographically and the book is lavishly illustrated with over fifty images, including building plans and historical photographs.

The British Architect Volume 27 a Journal of Architecture and the Accessory Arts

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.

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Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com

ISBN: 1236216520

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 Excerpt: ...of quantities would cost me some 18 or 20, the plans say 15, making 35, besides my own time, in order to stand the bare chance (of one in 200) of gaining employment to bring me in a sum of 60, less expenses say 10; nett, $0, less 35, thus leaving me 15 to pay me for all my own time, skill, and experience (whatever they may be worth--not much to a committee, apparently) in the designing and preparing of the plans, and carrying out a work requiring great care and thought. "Again, if it were worth my while, out of that number of designs it would be difficult probably even for a professional assessor to pick out really the best; and hence, supposing mine to be the best, I could hardly hope for a promiscuous committee to be able to discover all its merits. Again, if the style of the building is at all to be considered by the committee, it is not at all likely that the plans and arrangements, which, in the case of a hospital, are of the greatest importance by far, would have their due consideration, however desirous a committee might be to be guided aright. "The 'labour test' may be useful an.l necessary for gauging the claims of the ' great uneinploy ed ' for assistance. But what would be thought of the moral or the economical propriety of advertising for a week's labour gratis to two hundred of them, in order to test the capacity of the best one amongst them for a week's employment at half-wages after the test? This is what the conscience of a charitable public is in such cases asking architects to do, justifying their prodigious waste of other men's time and money with the plausible reply that ' there are plenty of architects, ready enough to send in designs, and (it must be presumed), equally scr...

A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 1840

This new edition is the fourth of what began in 1954 as A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects 1600-1840. It now includes 62 newly identified architects and about 700 additional building entries.

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Author: Howard Colvin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300125089

Category: Architecture

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This authoritative and now classic work of reference on the history of British architecture contains biographical information on some 2,000 architects who practiced in England, Scotland, and Wales from the time of Inigo Jones (1573-1652) to that of William Burn (1789-1870) and Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860). This new edition is the fourth of what began in 1954 as A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects 1600-1840. It now includes 62 newly identified architects and about 700 additional building entries. The dictionary lists every building of importance whose architect can be identified, together with such details as dates of erection and demolition, style, and references to illustrations and published descriptions. Besides a concise biography of each architect, the book gives, whenever possible, a brief assessment of the quality of the architect's work. All architectural books published by British architects of the period are listed by author name.