In 1717, Colin Campbell (1676-1729) prepared a translation of Vitruvius Britannlcus, or the British Architect. The work supplied architectural precepts both of Roman Vitruvius and Palladio.
In 1728, James Gibbs (1682-1754) published his Book of Architecture. Gibbs reproduced in this work his design plans for St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. It served as an important prototype for many of the churches erected during this period in India.
In 1751, James Paine (1725-1789) produced Plans, Elevations and Sections of Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Houses. This work contained many of the designs used by Paine when constructing Kedleston. These designs found application in India, most notably in the Government House at Calcutta.
In 1787, William Hodges (1744-1797) published his Dissertation on the Prototypes of Architecture: Hindu, Moorish, Gothic. He hypothesised that a structure should suit the associated climate and complements the local climate. The available construction materials and habits of the building's users should play on its design. It is evident from such scholarly writings that the early English people who had plans to design the Indian architectures splendidly, had taken much pains to build up memorable edifices back in India.
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