James Gibbs, one of Britain’s most influential architects, was born 333 years ago. He trained as an architect in Italy under Carlo Fontana and worked mostly in England.

Some of his most remarkable creations, to name but a few, include the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford, and St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.

James Gibbs published several books on his trade of which perhaps the most important was A Book of Architecture (1728).

Read more about James Gibbs at Georgian Cities.

Further information is available at Encyclopedia.com and at Country Life.

radcliff camera winter.jpgRadcliff Camera, Oxford. Copyright: Flickr