[E–pub] God's Architect Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain BY Rosemary Hill

  • Hardcover
  • 624
  • God's Architect Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
  • Rosemary Hill
  • English
  • 09 September 2020
  • 9780713994995

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Rosemary Hill È 4 Summary Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Rosemary Hill characters God's Architect Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain St wife in childbirth In the aftermath he formed a vision of Gothic architecture that was both romantic and deeply religious He became a Catholic and in 1836 published Contrasts the first architectural manifesto It called on the 19th century to reform its cities if it wanted to save its soul Once launched Pugin’s career was torrential Before he was 30 he had designed 22 churches three cathedrals half a dozen extraordinary houses and a Cistercian monastery For eight years he worked with Charles Barry on the Palace of Westminster creating its sumptuous interiors the House of Lords and the clock. The eventful career and turbulent life of Augustus Welby North Puginhttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb00xh65n

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Rosemary Hill È 4 Summary Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Rosemary Hill characters God's Architect Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain ‘Big Ben’ that became one of Britain’s most famous landmarks He was the first architect designer to cater for the middle classes producing everything from plant pots to wallpaper and early flat pack furniture God’s Architect is the first full modern biography of this extraordinary figure It draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as architect propagandist and romantic artist as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages the bitterness of his last years and his sudden death at 40 It is the debut of a remarkable historian and biographe. I had expected this book to focus on Pugin s religious and social vision as an architect but this was of a straight biography Interesting and enlightening in places the book focused too extensively on his life to the exclusion of his vision

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Rosemary Hill È 4 Summary Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Rosemary Hill characters God's Architect Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain Pugin was one of Britain’s greatest architects and his short career one of the most dramatic in architectural history Born in 1812 the son of the soi disant Comte de Pugin at 15 Pugin was working for King George IV at Windsor Castle By the time he was 21 he had been shipwrecked bankrupted and widowed Nineteen years later he died insane and disillusioned having changed the face and the mind of British architecture Pugin’s bohemian early career as an antiue dealer and scenery designer at Covent Garden came to a sudden end with a series of devastating bereavements including the loss of his fir. Arguably the most prolific architect of his generation and perhaps the greatest ever authority on Gothic style Pugin was a rather extraordinary character spending most of his life between the extremes of admiration and contempt between images of himself as genius and gibbering bigot Pugin certainly lived his life at full speed in three years alone he built twenty two churches three cathedrals three convents and a Cistercian monastery Despite being the architect responsible for Big Ben that icon of Britishness Pugin has been sadly neglected on the biography front but Rosemary Hill has than made up for that with the excellent God s Architect Hill manages to plot a clear path through Pugin s volatile life while also exploring the wider issues of early Victorian politics theology and taste