This year marks the bicentennial of the birth of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (–) and the event is being celebrated in numerous. Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (–52). English architect and polemicist, the son of A. C. Pugin, he was one of the key personalities of the Gothic Revival. His importance lies not only in his virtual creation of the major style of the l9th century, Neo-Gothic, which was a fundamental re-creation and not a pastiche, but .

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Alban, Macclesfield, noethmore to about the same period. Pugin also created the “pattern for English Gothic jewellery and revived use of enamelling as integral part northmofe design; influenced ecclesiastical and other jewellery. He saw something deeper in it. After being professionally trained early in life by his father an architect, illustrator, and teacherhe accompanied a party to Normandy in to study Gothic architecture.

He worked on this church whenever funds permitted it.

John’s Hospital, Alton, and rebuilt the castle on Alton Rock. Puginhe was one of the key personalities of the Gothic Revival.

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A number of reforms in the early 19th century relieved these restrictions, the most important of which was northmkre Roman Catholic Relief Act ofwhich specifically abolished the restrictions. Mary’s Cathedral in KillarneySt.

Author archive Author website. The tabernacle is the work of the master sculptor, Adam Kraft who took three years to complete it in Now this is the important point. Wikipedia articleWikidata item. In he published his celebrated ‘Contrasts’, a book which makes an extended comparison between the Gothic architecture which he loved and the buildings of the early nineteenth century which welyb deplored.


Keep Exploring Britannica Leonardo da Vinci. Soaring to more than eighty feet, I can hardly imagine how Pugin drew it: Huge in auguxtus, opulent but restrained, in the year of its opening St. Hardman Powell I could never have done Charles Barry’s work, but should have thrown it up in disgust in a few months.

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Wilfrid, ;ugin, near Manchester, St. Hill writes that Pugin’s medical history, including eye problems and recurrent illness from his early twenties, suggests that he contracted syphilis in his late teens, and this may have been the cause of norrthmore death at the age of Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. The stamp image depicts an interior view of the Palace of Westminster.

He had to split his drawing between two pages to fit the whole monument in. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.

In Februarywhile travelling with his son Edward by train, Pugin suffered a total breakdown and arrived in London unable to recognise anyone or speak coherently. Suggested reading — a detailed article about an influential architect.

The final plate, in which buildings from the two periods are weighed on the scales of Truth and the modern ones “found wanting, ” summed up Pugin’s attitude. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. The younger Pugin’s conversion to Catholicism in led to a series of publications augusttus his chosen religion against the Established Church and advocating a correct Gothic style for its buildings.

Much of his influence in design came after his death in “as a result of elaborate carved furniture made in his idiom by J. His second wife had died inand, after paying addresses to two other ladies, for weby of whom he had designed as a wedding gift the jewellery shown by him at the Great Exhibition, he married, ina third wife, daughter of Thomas Knill.


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The tower was Pugin’s last design before descending into madness. His employment by John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and other Roman Catholic laymen and clergy resulted in his identification with the leadership of the Roman Catholic revival. British and Irish stained glass. Haddon Hall, Derbyshire C12—C17 and by his own example e.

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin – Revisited

There is nothing worth living for but Christian architecture and a boat. Mary, — 44Cheadle St.

Use your personal account to save ‘favourite’ articles, chapters and books. The chief portrait of Pugin is the oil-painting by J. From chandeliers to inkwells, Pugin designed every detail and the result was arguably the finest Gothic Revival interior of the augustjs century.

Views Read Edit View history. Those who never knew him may smile at his being able to fall in love again and again, but it is the truth.

The New Palace of Westminster is perhaps his greatest and certainly his best-known legacy. In he was appointed a commissioner of fine arts for the Great Exhibition, but before the close of the year his mind, overwrought with excess of occupation, became unhinged. When the new cathedral of St Stephen was opened in the small Pugin church became a school room, and later church offices and storage room.