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Alice Dugdale

Italian architect and theorist. He began his training in 1732 with the architect Martino Buoncore, whose style he later dismissed as ‘Gothic’. However, Buoncore had a good architectural library, in which Gioffredo studied the writings of Palladio, Vitruvius and Vincenzo Scamozzi. During the same period he studied with the painter ...


French antiquarian and art historian. Destined for an ecclesiastical life, he abandoned this to become a scholar, becoming a specialist in Classical and medieval history. He found his vocation as an art historian during the French Revolution, when he carried out an inventory of historical monuments, particularly churches and monasteries, that were in the course of being vandalized. This project led to his imprisonment in ...


Teresa S. Watts

Swiss architect, painter, draughtsman and writer. He served as an engineer in the French army (1748–54) and drew Gothic monuments in Spain (1748) and copied ancient vases and painted idyllic landscapes in Rome (1749–54). He then stayed from 1755 to 1759...