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Benjamin H Latrobe was born in 1764 in Fulneck England He was raised in England As a young man Latrobe was taught at the Morvian school in Fulneck This was where Latrobe received a base for his further education After Morvian he transferred to Nieski school in Germany There he received an impressive education Which was composed of a broad curriculum He was taught in all the liberal arts and also classical and modern languages Latrobe started his career training under Englands most renowned engineer of the day John Smeaton Under Smeatons teachings Latrobe gained a strong grasp of technical and theoretical English civil engineering and meticulous draughtsmanship Carter 1981 1-2 Latrobes interests in engineering soon led him to develop an interest in architecture Latrobe decided to pursue his interest in architecture He decided to work with SR Cockrell and become his apprentice While Latrobe worked along with Cockrell he gained further experience and rapid advancement in architecture Latrobe did many side jobs designing public works where he also gained experience and individuality During Latrobes partnership with Cockrell he also met other renowned architects of the time Two of which were Gorge Dance and John Soane Both of these architects were very influential to Latrobes own work In fact all three architects were very influential They all helped mold and create Latrobes architectural style During this advancing time period in architecture there were mainly three distinct styles of architecture The first style was Old school This style was strict Palladianism which was inspired by Palladio himself The second school was Roman in origin and had a lot of functional space and had a lot of decorative detail Latrobe found both these styles to be over rich and also to elaborate in detail Latrobe found the Third school to be the most attractive This style was sometimes called the Plain Style which was characterized by simplicity geometric power and rationalism With all these great teachers and
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