A. W. N. Pugin: Master of Gothic Revival

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Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) was one of the most influential architects and designers of the nineteenth century. This catalogue and the exhibition it accompanies establish Pugin as a figure of worldwide significance. He is little known in the United States, but his ideas and the styles he created are the basis for the Gothic Revival in America. This most characteristic and dynamic style to emerge in the nineteenth century became synonymous with the period as a whole. The objects in the exhibition ...
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Overview

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) was one of the most influential architects and designers of the nineteenth century. This catalogue and the exhibition it accompanies establish Pugin as a figure of worldwide significance. He is little known in the United States, but his ideas and the styles he created are the basis for the Gothic Revival in America. This most characteristic and dynamic style to emerge in the nineteenth century became synonymous with the period as a whole. The objects in the exhibition reflect Pugin's pioneering diversity as a product designer and the modernity of his design principles. Ten essays and their illustrations have been prepared by scholars of international stature. They show the development of pre-Pugiman Gothic, underline the revolutionary nature of Pugin's role in the history of architecture and design, and reflect his status now as an international figure. A. W. N. Pugin: Master of Gothic Revival was held at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York, from November 9, 1995 to February 25, 1996.
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...[H]as much to offer its readers, even those who managed to catch the show before it closed in February 1996....The text accompanying each of the 195 objects and drawings exhibited (in color) was written by Atterbury, O'Donnell, Wainwright and Malcolm A.C. Hay.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300066562
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 9.47 (w) x 12.42 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 9
1 Gothic Sensibility: The Early Years of the Gothic Revival 13
2 Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin: A Biographical Sketch 31
3 The Catholic Context 45
4 A. W. N. Pugin and France 63
5 Pugin's Architecture in context 79
6 The Ideal of the Gothic Cathedral in 1852 103
7 The Pugins in Ireland 137
8 A. W. N. Pugin and the Progress of Design as Applied to Manufacture 161
9 Pugin and Interior Design 177
10 A. W. N. Pugin and the Gothic Movement in North America 201
Catalogue of the Exhibition 223
Bibliography 395
Index 403
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