The Collected Letters of A. W. N. Pugin: Volume 2 1843 - 1845 by Margaret BelcherThe Collected Letters of A. W. N. Pugin: Volume 2 1843 - 1845 by Margaret Belcher

The Collected Letters of A. W. N. Pugin: Volume 2 1843 - 1845

EditorMargaret Belcher

Hardcover | December 9, 2003

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The importance of A. W. N. Pugin (1812-52) in the history of the Gothic Revival, in the development of ecclesiology, in the origins of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and in architectural theory is incontestable. A leading British architect who was also a designer of furniture, textiles,stained glass, metalwork, and ceramics, he is one of the most significant figures of the mid-nineteenth century and one of the greatest designers. His correspondence is important because it provides more insight into the man and more information about his work than any other source. In this volumePugin resumes his collaboration with Charles Barry on the greatest architectural commission of the nineteenth century: the rebuilding of the Houses of Parliament. Several of Pugin's major churches are opened, including St Barnabas's in Nottingham and St Mary's in Newcastle on Tyne, bothsubsequently raised to the status of cathedral. The volume of Pugin's work in the applied arts grows, and his most sumptuous book - the Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament and Costume - is published, becoming one of the chief ways in which his influence grew. He builds a house for himself atRamsgate, one of the best examples of his domestic manner, and work begins on his own church of St Augustine, possibly his most significant building. He takes on his only pupil, J. H. Powell, who subsequently becomes an important designer in his own right.
Margaret Belcher is a Retired Senior Lecturer, English Department, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Title:The Collected Letters of A. W. N. Pugin: Volume 2 1843 - 1845Format:HardcoverDimensions:534 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.38 inPublished:December 9, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199255865

ISBN - 13:9780199255863

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Table of Contents

IntroductionLettersJanuary to June 1843July to December 1843January to June 1844July to December 1844January to June 1845July to December 1845

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