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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London, March 1, ; d. The Journal of Jane Pugin. His mature professional life began in when he published Contrastswhich conveyed the argument with which Pugin was throughout his life to be identified, the link between the quality and character of a society with the calibre of its architecture. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Architecture of cathedrals and great churches History of stained glass Medieval stained glass Poor Man’s Bible Regional characteristics of European cathedral architecture.

Retrieved 29 March Lord Shrewsbury, Pugin, and the Catholic Revival. InPugin published Contrastsa polemical book which argued for the revival of the medieval Gothic styleand also “a return to the faith and the social structures of the Middle Ages”.

Pugin is the Janus of the Gothic revival; his buildings look back to the picturesque past, his writings look forward to the ethical future. British and Irish stained glass — Pugin’s conversion to the Roman Catholic Church.

Inhaving won the architectural competition to design the new Palace of Westminster, Sir Charles Barry asked Pugin to supply detailed designs for the interior of the new building, including stained glass, metalwork, wood carving, upholstery, furniture and a royal throne. He is regarded by…. His other main works, The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture set forthThe Present State of Ecclesiastical Architecture in Englandand An Apology for the Revival of Christian Architecture in Englandmade it clear that Gothic was not a style, but a principle, a moral crusade, and the only mode of building possible for a Christian nation.

pugon Next year found him a patient in a private asylum, whence he was subsequently removed to Bedlam. Archived from the original on 4 March Jane Knill was to outlive Pugin. Elzea, Rowland and Betty.


Juxtaposing illustrations of medieval buildings with those of his own time, Pugin compared the beauty and harmony of the Middle Ages with the squalor and ugliness of the contemporary world. An armoire that he designed crafted by frequent collaborator John Gregory Selby is held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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After it became, at least theoretically, possible for Roman Catholics to have a successful career; this was the context of A. He had to split his drawing between two pages to fit the whole monument in. Pugin catches all these details as well as the filigree spire. No design had been sent in under Pugin’s name, but it was well known that he had assisted one of the competitors, Gillespie Graham.

He was subsequently employed in the rearrangement of the stage machinery at Nrthmore Lane.

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Pugin was trained by his father, the architect Auguste Pugin, and eventually established himself at Ramsgate. Oswald, Old Swan, Liverpool ; demolishedwas the finest of his designs of these years and the one that set the pattern for Gothic revival parish churches in England and abroad.

Pugin and His Father Augustus Pugin. Pugin was the son of, and early assistant to, Augustus Charles Puginthe producer of pattern books of Gothic building, such as Examples of Gothic Architecture The old walls stood triumphantly amidst this scene of ruin while brick walls and framed sashes, slate roofs etc. Oh, it was a glorious sight to see his composite mullions and cement pinnacles and battlements flying and cracking In he published his illustrated The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecturewhich was premised on his two fundamental principles of Christian architecture.

He believed the Roman catholic religion and Gothic art to be intimately associated, and came to regard it as almost a religious obligation for catholics to encourage Gothic architecture and no other cf.

Notify me of new posts via email. Inat the age of nineteen, he married Ann Garnett a connection of George Daveswho died in childbirth on 27 Mayand was buried at Christ Church Priory.

Modern Language Association http: In such work a man of his originality could hardly have acted as a mere copyist; and it may therefore be concluded that he had at least a share at this stage in the elegance and artistic merit which won for Barry’s design the first place in the competition.


Reblogged on Windows into History. Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore — Born of a French father and an English mother, Pugin became a Catholic in 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 his death at the age of Although chiefly employed by Roman catholics in his ecclesiastical designs, the restorations at St.

Between and Pugin enjoyed a growing architectural practice.

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With their somewhat utopian view of the Middle Ageshis studies of Gothic art and the history of the liturgy contributed to a revival of interest in liturgical art.

Barnabasand the churches at Brewood St. A few contemporaries were working on the same conscientious lines, but they recognised him as their leader. A trip to Italy in confirmed his distaste for Renaissance and Baroque architecture, whilst simultaneously reinforcing his delight in the medieval. January Learn how and nortgmore to remove this template message. None the less it was in its weelby the most sincere, most faithful, and most Gothic work that had been executed in England since the fifteenth century.

Relevant discussion may be northmoree on the talk page. The only child of Augustus Charles Puginhe led the Gothic revival in England, striving as a Catholic for an architecture of Christian inspiration.

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ArchitectureCeramicsMetalworkInterior Design. It is said that his personal rule was, ‘a place for everything, and everything in its place’. Buildings of C19 especially those of the leading architects of the day were weighed in the balance against those of C14 and found wanting.