James Gibbs – Architect

James Gibbs Architect, English Building, London Churches, England, Photos

James Gibbs Architect

Historic Architecture in England, Historic Buildings in the UK

James Gibbs – Key Projects

Major James Gibbs Buildings

St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, central London
Date built: 1722-26
St Martin-in-the-Fields Church
photo © Timothy Soar
James Gibbs : St Martin-in-the-Fields Church

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford
Date built: 1737–49
This city centre building is also called the Radcliffe Library.

Senate House, Cambridge
Date built: 1722–30

St Mary-le-Strand, The Strand, central London
Date built: 1714-17
St Mary-le-Strand Church
photograph © Nick Weall
St Mary le Strand
Gibbs’s first public building, Italian Baroque influence.

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Other James Gibbs Buildings

Kings College buildings, Cambridge, England
Date built:-

Monument of Holles, Westminster Abbey
Date built:-
Westminster Abbey London
photo © Nick Weall

St Nicholas Kirk – west church, Aberdeen, Scotland
Date built: from 1741
St Nicholas Kirk
photo © Adrian Welch
James Gibbs church : West St Nicholas

Stowe Palace buildings, Buckinghamshire

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James Gibbs – Practice Information

23 December 1682 – 5 August 1754

Former British Architects Practice

The major written work by this Scottihs architect, A Book of Architecture (1728), was the most widely used architectural pattern book in Britain and its colonies during the 18th century.

James Gibbs was born in Aberdeen, 1674.
Attended Marischal College, Aberdeen
Marischal College Aberdeen
photograph © Keith Hunter
Marischal College Aberdeen

English Buildings

Architecture Studios

London Buildings
St Paul's Cathedral
image © AW

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This architect was one of Britain’s most influential architects. Born in Scotland, he trained as an architect in Rome, and practised mainly in England. His most important works are St Martin-in-the-Fields, in London, and the cylindrical, domed Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University.
He studied in Rome with Carlo Fontana, a leading exponent of the Italian Baroque style. After the 1720s the Baroque influence in his works declined, influenced by the aggressive Palladianism of Lord Burlington. Though criticized in its time—the French admired the portico and despised the steeple—St. Martin’s became the archetype of countless British and American churches.
source: wikipedia / Encyclopædia Britannica

James Gibbs : Historic Architect

London Churches

Church Buildings
Christ Church Spitalfields
photo © AW

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