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Peter Harrison

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Peter Harrison's Biography

Peter Harrison (1716–1775) was a colonial American architect who was born in York, England and emigrated to Rhode Island in 1740. Peter Harrison and his brother, Joseph Harrison, came to the American colonies and established themselves as merchants and captains of their own "vessels." Peter Harrison returned to England between the years of 1743-45 and received his formal training as an architect under the direction of one of the English Lords who had dedicated themselves to the training of architects through private studio-schools using pattern books, grand tours of Italy and Greece and through applied skills, teaching their students to become expert draftsmen. These private studio-schools drew from the works of the masters such as Palladio and Vitruvius. It is un-known which of the English Lords allowed Mr. Harrison to join their private studio-school. Harrison's travels and education in Europe allowed him to accumulate a substantial library of books concerning Classically inspired forms as well as allowing him to see the latest designs that were produced by the Palladian movement.

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  • Americans no Longer Live in a Scientific Society

      News Source: Canadian Free Press | 2 months ago
    This means that in the place of careful analysis, unbiased study, or scientific experimentation, meant to purify society with reliable factsour leaders misuse science as another tool of propaganda to influence public opinion. In case after case,
  • Hillsborough victims are not just numbers, inquest hears

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 3 months ago
    Jason Cairnduff/Action Images The brother of a 38-year-old man who was killed at Hillsborough in 1989 has told the new inquest into the disaster of his need to reclaim his brother as an individual, not just one among the 96 Liverpool football club
  • The Remarkable Early 20th Century Plan to Farm Hippopotamuses in the US

      News Source: io9 | 7 months ago
    It may seem like a ludicrous idea today, but if this early 20th century food movement had been successful, the swamps of Louisiana might be filled with hippos, who would feast on the region's invasive water hyacinths and provide meat for America's

Peter Harrison Blogs

  • Londolozi – The Wild Side of South Africa! | Sailing Around ...

      Blog Source: | 7 months ago
    We were also surprised and delighted to be sharing the camp with Sir Peter Harrison & his partner Yana! Sir Peter is a passionate sailor and racer and was the principal backer of the previous British America's Cup Team. It was a true pleasure&
  • A visit to Greenwich and a mood blanket | crochetime

      Blog Source: | 7 months ago
    It really was something special. Dad and I used the day to visit the Greenwich Observatory and Planetarium and also popped in at the National Maritime Museum. The Peter Harrison Planetarium. Me and Dad taking a break in Greenwich Park.
  • UK Micromouse Contest 2012 | Micromouseonline

      Blog Source: | over 2 years ago
    Posted on April 12, 2012 by Peter Harrison · Tweet. The UK Micromouse contest will be held this year on Saturday June 16th at Millenium Point, Birmingham as part of the 2012 Techfest event held by Birmingham City University. Registration ...

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