Charles Barry

Charles Barry

Sir Charles Barry FRS (23 May 1795 – 12 May 1860) was an English architect, best known for his role in the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster (also known as the Houses of Parliament) in London during the mid-19th century, but also responsible for numerous other buildings and gardens. He is known for his major contribution to the use of Italianate architecture in Britain, especially the use of the Palazzo as basis for the design of country houses, city mansions and public buildings, he also developed the Italian Renaissance garden style for the many gardens he designed around country houses.

Read more about Charles Barry:  Background and Training, Early Career, Country House Work, Later Urban Work, Houses of Parliament, Professional Life, Awards and Recognition, Personal Life and The Next Generation, Death and Funeral, Major Projects

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