[An idealized medieval architect]

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52)


27 x 21.2 cm.

Source: An Apology for the Revival of Christian Architecture in England

Beckwith, Victorian Bibliomania catalogue no. 41

Collection of the University of Toronto.

An architect and ideologue of the Gothic Revival, Augustus W. N. Pugin was critical of his own era. As a means of improving the social and cultural environment of the nineteenth century, he tried to revive the ideas and values that he believed influenced the culture and shaped political and social procedure in the Middle Ages. [continued below]

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