Sheila Gibson RIBA, AA DIP (Hons), FSA

Richard Hodges
2002 Papers of The British School at Rome  
occupied a special place in the worlds of archaeology and art history by virtue of her gifts as an architect and draughtsperson, combined with a deep knowledge and an exceptional intuitive feel for the buildings of classical and medieval Europe. 'Dead archaeology', Sir Mortimer Wheeler wrote, 'is the driest dust that blows', 1 but for so many fortunate archaeologists Sheila Gibson recorded their unprepossessing standing buildings in a style that was not only accurate and crystal clear, but also
more » ... undeniably elegant, and transformed their excavations on paper into two-and three-dimensional reconstructions that very effectively brought these excavated places to life. The British School at Rome was an especially important place in Sheila's life; over the course of 40 years she was an active collaborator in many of its most celebrated projects, as is shown by the list of Sheila's published drawings and writings, prepared by Sarah Court (below).
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