Architects

Palladian architects

Surveyor using a plain table and Gunter's chain

British Architectural Library
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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the architecture of Britain was transformed: Palladio’s ideas were eagerly taken up and developed, adapted for the British climate and culture.

But who were the architects involved, and what motivated them? Who did they work for and what was their relationship to each other? What were their principal buildings and what else did they design? Were they solely architects?

Find out about the lives of the leading Palladian and Neo-Palladian architects working in Britain, beginning with Inigo Jones