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Pages: 36. Chapters: American theatre architects, English theatre
architects, Marc Isambard Brunel, Bertie Crewe, Samuel Beazley,
Thomas W. Lamb, Charles Garnier, Peter Grain, Frank Matcham, Victor
Schroter, Raymond M. Kennedy, Boller Brothers, S. Charles Lee, Paul
C. Reilly, Walter Emden, Haworth Tompkins, W. G. R. Sprague, R.
Harold Zook, John Eberson, Charles J. Phipps, B. Marcus Priteca,
Richard L. Crowther, C. Howard Crane, G. Albert Lansburgh, Marshall
and Fox, Herbert J. Krapp, James and Lister Lea, John William
Merrow, Stiles O. Clements, Rapp and Rapp, Clarence Blackall,
Bernardo Buontalenti, Thomas Verity, Emmanuel Briffa, William
Harold Lee, Frank Verity, Edward Shepherd, Henry Beaumont Herts,
Walter W. Ahlschlager, Finch Hill, Maurice Herman Finkel. Excerpt:
Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, FRS FRSE (25 April 1769 - 12 December
1849) was a French-born engineer who settled in England. He
preferred the name Isambard, but is generally known to history as
Marc to avoid confusion with his more famous son Isambard Kingdom
Brunel. His most famous achievement was the construction of the
Thames Tunnel. Brunel was the second son of Jean Charles Brunel and
Marie Victoire Lefebvre. Jean Charles was a prosperous farmer in
Hacqueville, Normandy, and Marc was born on the family farm. It was
customary for the first son to inherit the farm and the second son
to enter the priesthood. His father therefore started Marc on a
classical education, but he showed no liking for Greek or Latin and
instead showed himself proficient in drawing and mathematics. He
was also very musical from an early age. At the age of eleven he
was sent to a seminary in Rouen. The superior of the seminary
allowed him to learn carpentry and he soon achieved the standards
of a cabinetmaker. He also sketched ships in the local harbour. As
he showed no desire to become a priest, ..
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