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Pugin and the Gothic Revival

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Architect, designer, illustrator, devout worshipper, sailor, wrecker. All of these describe
A W N Pugin, the force behind the Gothic Revival.

Mention the name Pugin, and it’s fairly certain that Big Ben will come to mind. True enough, the Palace of Westminster – the seat of Parliament and the heart of the nation – with its famous clock tower is one of the most prominent and well-known buildings in the land. But examples of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin’s work, and more particularly of his influence, can be found across the country, and include not only impressive government buildings but modest country churches and private houses. Read more…