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Ward-Perkins, J. B. (John Bryan)

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Ward-Perkins, J. B. (John Bryan)

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  • Ward-Perkins, J.B. (John Bryan)

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  • Ward-Perkins, John Bryan
  • Ward-Perkins, John B.
  • Ward-Perkins, J.B.
  • John Ward-Perkins
  • Perkins, John Ward-
  • Perkins, John Bryan Ward-

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"John Bryan Ward-Perkins, CMG, CBE, FBA (3 February 1912, Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom – 28 May 1981, Cirencester, United Kingdom) was a British Classical architectural historian and archaeologist, and director of the British School at Rome...In 1946 Ward-Perkins accepted the position of Director of the British School at Rome. He maintained a scholarly interest in North Africa, largely because excavation work in Italy remained impossible. When peninsular excavations in Italy did resume, Ward-Perkins obtained aerial photographs from RAF reconnaissance of Italy, in order to map out excavations. He remained at the British School in Rome until his retirement in 1974. In the 1950s his interest focused on the technical aspects of Roman construction and resulted in The Shrine of St Peter and the Vatican Excavations (1956) and David Talbot Rice's The Great Palace of the Byzantine Emperors (1958). In 1963 Ward-Perkins revived the stalled publication project of the Corpus signorum imperii Romani, a body of Roman sculpture held in collections throughout the world. He served as visiting professor in numerous institutions, including New York University (1957) and as Rhind Lecturer in Edinburgh in 1960. In 1970 he wrote the Roman section of the prestigious Pelican History of Art volume on Etruscan and Roman architecture, co-authored with Axel Boëthius." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bryan_Ward-Perkins)


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This record was revised by Beth Bayley on November 15, 2013


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