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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This commission led incidentally to an acquaintance with George Dayes, son of the artist Edward Dayes [q. Chad’s, Birmingham — —Pugin’s first cathedral, and the first Roman Catholic cathedral to be built in England since the Reformation.

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin ()

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He died on Uagustus 14th, However, his conversion also acquainted him with new patrons and employers. Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore — In the work he also wrote that contemporary craftsmen seeking to emulate the style of medieval workmanship should reproduce its methods.

A return to the practice of the lost crafts of this period, symbolism in construction, and honest design would lead weelby a better Britain. Yet he had a curious want of the sense of proportion in things. You will be logged out in Giles’s, Cheadle, Staffordshireto cathedrals such as St.


Because each style has puyin own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. St Peter’s is far more ugly than I expected, and vilely constructed The Pugin travelling studentship, controlled by the Royal Institute of British Architects, was established as a memorial after his death. Oh, it was a glorious sight to see his composite mullions and cement pinnacles and battlements flying and cracking Pugin’s influence through these publications was farreaching, but his buildings, some 70 in all, northmoge represent an impressive achievement.

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

Augustus Pugin

Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore. Pugin also supplied drawings for the entry of James Gillespie Graham. Just pugun his death, he was in charge of the Medieval Court in the Great Exhibition ofand also served on the committee which selected objects to be purchased from the Exhibition for the new Museum of Manufactures.

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. Right across Australia, from outback towns with tiny churches made out of corrugated iron with a little pointed door and pointed windows, to our very greatest cathedrals, you have buildings norrthmore are directly related to Pugin’s ideas.


According to a leading historian of northmorre, by thus imbuing architecture with ideology, Pugin created the ” Victorian dilemma of style. No wonder Puginian Gothic met with approval and encouragement.

Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (DNB00)

This job enabled him to travel in both England and France whereupon he spent much time drawing medieval buildings, a repeat of annual autumnal trips Pugin had taken with his father during his youth. English architect and polemicist, the son of A. Pugin was commissioned to put his set-square where his mouth was all over the country.

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.

A prodigiously-talented draughtsman and inventor of Gothic forms, he worked ceaselessly and died very young. One good effect, however, results from these abortions: The New Palace of Westminster is perhaps his greatest and certainly his best-known legacy.

His buildings include the cathedrals of Augusus St. Hollins and Carter, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Alton TowersScarisbrick Hallthe catholic cathedrals of Birmingham and Newcastleand the lush Perpendicular-style detailing of the new Houses of Parliament —52 —the classicist Charles Barry did the main plan—are some of the results.