British traveler and archaeologist who cataloged the ancient Greek ruins of Asia Minor. Chandler, a member of the London-based Society of Dilettanti, toured Asia Minor in 1756 on an expedition funded by the Society. His Ionian Antiquities (1769) and multi-volume Antiquities of Ionia (1769-97) presented detailed measurements and drawings of classical buildings, many of which have since been destroyed. His books helped to inspire the Greek Revival movement in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Anglo-American architecture.
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