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
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
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
Monument of Holles, Westminster Abbey
photo © Nick Weall
St Nicholas Kirk – west church, Aberdeen, Scotland
Date built: from 1741
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
photograph © Keith Hunter
Marischal College Aberdeen
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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
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