(1713 - 1788)
James Stuart was active/lived in United Kingdom. James Stuart is known for painting.
Biography James Stuart
James 'Athenian' Stuart became chiefly celebrated for his 'Antiquities of
Athens', which he co-published with Nicholas Revett (1720-1804),
following their time spent examining and recording in detail the
architecture of the city. The first volume appeared in 1762, three later
volumes were also published, but these only appeared posthumously. This
publication was the first serious attempt to record the architecture of
ancient Greece and proved influential on later 18th Century
understanding of the culture. As a result, Stuart became sought after as
both an architect and decorative designer.
The breadth of his influence
is demonstrated by the variety of different areas in which he was
involved, from designing Londo
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