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James Stuart

 (1713 - 1788)
James Stuart was active/lived in United Kingdom.  James Stuart is known for painting.

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'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 London town houses   ...  Displaying 750 of 1330 characters.

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