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Portuguese, 18th century, male.

Died c. 1769.

Architect, sculptor.

A brother of the sculptor José d'Almeida, Felix Vincente was architect and interior decorator to the Portugese royal house in around 1750.

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 28 May 1658, in Lyons; died 27 May 1734, in Paris.

Painter, designer of ornamental architectural features. Wall decorations.

Claude III was the son, and the student, of Germain Audran. He was also taught by his uncle, Claude II, and Gérard Audran. He worked mostly on the decoration of royal residences, carrying out extensive work at the Châteaux of Meudon, La Muette, and Marly, and at the Menagerie at the Château of Versailles. He played an important part in the creation of the 18th-century ornamental style, which features a combination of figures, grotesques, leaves, symbols, arabesques and flowers. In ...

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Portuguese, 18th century, male.

Active in Lisbon.

Born 1725 or 1726; died 1785.

Painter, decorative artist. Architectural views.

Baptista, a pupil of Thomas Gomès, worked on the ceiling of the Carmelite chapel and, in collaboration with Laurenço da Cunha, on the Bairro-Alto theatre.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Milan.

Born to a family originally from Parma.

Architect, painter.

Studied under Bibiena. He was the architect and decorator of the Ducal Theatre in Milan (subsequently destroyed by fire). According to Zani, Barbieri was still alive in 1740.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1744; died 1818.

Watercolourist, draughtsman, decorative designer, designer of ornamental architectural features. Architectural interiors, architectural views.

London, 25 June 1981: Interior Section of the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Saturn and the Temple of Priapus (pen and wash...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Rome during the second half of the 17th century.

Died 1715.

Painter. Architectural views. Decorative schemes.

School of Rome.

Worked under the direction of Carlo Maratti on the decoration of the loggia in the Farnesine in Rome. He is also the author of a painting of an architectural subject preserved in a chapel of the church of S Maria degli Angeli in Rome....

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Flemish School, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Louvain (Brabant).

Died 1819.

Painter, decorative designer. Architectural views. Ornaments.

Berges' work included views of convents and monasteries in Louvain, but these have been lost since 1789.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Painter.

Lombardy-born artist who worked in Bordeaux from 1758 as a painter of architectural subjects and as a theatre decorator. He was appointed professor in Bordeaux in 1777. Berinzago painted a fresco for the Carthusian church of Bordeaux before returning to Italy in ...

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Portuguese, 18th century, male.

Died c. 1780, at an advanced age.

Painter. Architectural views. Decorative schemes.

Bernardis worked in Lisbon. He was the pupil of Serra. Jeronymo Francisco Gomez and Bento de Souza Campelo were pupils of his.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Ferrara.

Born 1749, in Ferrara; died 1823.

Painter, decorative designer, engraver, architect.

A pupil of Ghedini, Luigi Bertelli painted frescoes and an oil entitled Demon in the Flames for the Chiesa Nuova; he also made etchings for Arrivo...

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Hans-Peter Wittwer

(Battista)

(fl late 17th century–early 18th).

Swiss-Italian stuccoist and architect. He drew up the plans for the abbey church of Muri (1694–7), Switzerland, which is regarded as the consummation of the centrally planned church and one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in Switzerland. Bettini’s scheme involved reconstructing the cruciform Romanesque abbey church. The twin towers and the low choir spanned by a Gothic lierne vault were retained, but the nave was converted into an octagonal rotunda with transeptal chapels. The ends of the former aisles, at the west and east, lie outside the octagon and are used to form galleries. The eight arches defining the octagon are of equal height but unequal width. Uniformity of height is obtained in the narrower, diagonal arches by raising the imposts rather than by stilting the arches. A large saucer dome, with stucco ornamentation by Bettini, covers the rotunda, admitting light, via penetrations, from semicircular windows set on a slightly curving entablature inside, supported by folded pilasters. Bettini’s reputation is based on evidence that he produced designs for the building, while the more famous architect ...

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Gordon Campbell

German family of decorative designers. Brothers Paul Amadeus (fl 1737–52) and Johann Adolf (fl c. 1743) both worked with the Bavarian court architect François de Cuvilliés on Schloss Brühl, a German Electoral castle halfway between Bonn and Cologne; they worked on the interiors of the Falkenlust (...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1687, in Parma; died before 1769, in Mannheim.

Painter, decorative designer, architect.

Eldest son of Ferdinando Bibiena, Alessandro Bibiena is recorded as being retained at the court of the Palatine Elector Charles Philip in 1719 as superintendent of works. He was ennobled in ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1728, in Vienna; died after 1778, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman. Architectural views, interiors, church interiors. Wall decorations, church decoration.

Son of Giuseppe Bibiena and grandson of Ferdinando Bibiena, at the age of 20 Carlo Bibiena entered the service of Frederick, Margrave of Bayreuth and worked alongside his father on the construction of the new theatre there. At the invitation of the Elector of Bavaria, he left for Munich in ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 18 August 1657, in Bologna; died 3 January 1743, in Bologna.

Painter, draughtsman, decorative designer, architect. Architectural views, church interiors, harbour scenes. Church decoration, stage sets.

Son of Giovanni Maria Galli, Ferdinando Bibiena studied alongside his father under Carlo Cignani and went on to work for the architect Troili (known as Paradosso) and for Mannini and Aldrovandini. His mentor Cignani recommended him to Duke Ranuccio Farnese in Parma, who appointed him first painter and architect to his court. He remained there under the Duke's successor Francesco, dividing the next 24 years of his life between Parma and Piacenza. His work includes the decoration of the Duke of Mirandola's Casino della Motta (in collaboration with his brother Francesco); two chapels in the Jesuit church in Reggio; a chapel in Parma, together with the façade and a chamber in the ducal palace; a chapel in the Palazzo Maggiore; and the Cappella Maggiore in the church of S Sepolcro. In Piacenza, he painted the oratory ceiling in the church of S Vincenzo, scenes for the convent of S Sisto, and cupolas for the Chiesa della Morte....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 5 January 1696, in Parma; died 1756, in Berlin.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink/wash), decorative designer, architect. Architectural views, interiors. Stage sets, church decoration, theatre decoration.

Second son and pupil of Ferdinando Bibiena, Giuseppe Bibiena accompanied his father to Barcelona and on his appointment to the court of Vienna in ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Born 21 October 1672; died 8 June 1732.

Painter. Architectural views. Decorative schemes.

Luca Bistega studied under B. Castellani, G.A. Mannini and Marcantonio Chiarini, and worked in Brescia, Faenza, Imola, Crema and Piacenza. His son Giuseppe (...

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Christian Norberg-Schulz

Norwegian architectural and furniture design partnership formed in 1922 by Gudolf Blakstad (b Gjerpen, 19 May 1893; d Oslo, 1986) and Herman Munthe-Kaas (b Christiania [now Oslo], 25 May 1890; d Oslo, 5 March 1970). Blakstad was awarded his diploma as an architect at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim in 1916. He collaborated with Jens Dunker on the New Theatre, Oslo, from 1919 to 1929. After a preliminary training in Christiania, Munthe-Kaas finished his education at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1919.

From the beginning of their careers Blakstad and Munthe-Kaas played a leading role in Norwegian architecture. After studying in Italy in the early 1920s, they advocated Neo-classicism in architectural projects, furniture designs and writings. In 1922 they won the competition for the new Town Hall in Haugesund (1924–31), a major work of 20th-century Norwegian Neo-classicism. Above a powerfully rusticated basement, the long office wing with its regular fenestration contrasts with the higher City Council Hall, accentuated by pairs of monumental, free-standing columns. In general the effect is of robust strength and an exciting interplay of horizontals and verticals....

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born in Piacenza; died 1759, in Aranjuez.

Architect, decorative artist.

Bonavia worked at the court where the Queen, Elisabeth, was Italian, and also in Madrid and Aranjuez. He was mainly an architect.

Russell, P. E. (ed.): Spain: A Companion to Spanish Studies...

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N. A. Yevsina

(b Florence, 1745; d Dresden, May 17, 1820).

Italian architect, interior designer and decorative painter. He studied in Rome under Stefano Pozzi from 1766 to 1768 and then in Paris. On his return to Italy he studied antiquities, copying frescoes (with Franciszek Smuglewicz) and measuring and sketching the Baths of Titus (1774) and the villa of Pliny the younger at Laurentinum. He occasionally worked in Poland, where he showed his skill as an interior decorator. A designer of painted arabesque decoration, he combined classical architectural and landscape compositions with Baroque decorative effects. Notable examples include works at the palace of Izabella Poniatowska-Branicka and the royal palace in Warsaw, the Czartoryski Palace (the Pheasantry) at Natolin, and other great houses in Poland.

In late 1783 or early 1784 he was invited to St Petersburg by the heir to the Russian throne, Paul Petrovich (later Tsar Paul I, reg 1796–1801) for the building of his country residence at ...