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Gibbs surround

- treatment of door or window surround where blocks of stone are inserted into the architrave. Used by James Gibbs 1682-1754. Born in Aberdeen, Gibbs followed from Wren as the most influential architect of his day. Influenced by the Baroque, his most notable buildings are St Martins-in-theFields in Trafalgar Square, and the Radcliffe Library, Oxford.

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