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The world doesn't need architects to make buildings. The world needs architects to make architecture.

Expanding on the medieval mantra of let's make really ornate stuff, Early Modern architects created some truly impressive structures using pre-modern construction tools before settling down with simpler and more practical designs; here are some of the more note-worthy.
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John Nash

bornactivedied
1752, Jan 181778-18301835, May 13
a British architect responsible for much of the layout of Regency London under the patronage of the Prince Regent, and during his reign as George IV. Nash was also a pioneer in the use of the Picturesque in architecture.
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Christian Heinrich Nebbien

aka: Heinrich Nebbien, Henrik Nebbien
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17781783-1830s1841
a German-born landscaping architect, mainly active in Austria. He also wrote a book on the methods of increasing agricultural output, published in Prague in 1835.
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Balthasar Neumann

aka: Johann Balthasar Neumann
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1687, Jan 271712-17531753, Aug 19
a German architect and military artillery engineer who developed a refined brand of Baroque architecture, fusing Austrian, Bohemian, Italian, and French elements to design some of the most impressive buildings of the period.
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