In , Pugin converted to the Roman Catholic Church  and was received into it the following year. English architect and polemicist, the son of A. Taylor’s Hadlow Tower, Kent c. He conceived of “Christian architecture” as synonymous with medieval, “Gothic”, or “pointed”, architecture. Pugin learned drawing from his father, and for a while attended Christ’s Hospital.
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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. Wilmington, Delaware Art Museum, The Buildings of England.
Pugin’s biographer, Rosemary Hill, suggests that, in the last year of his life, he was suffering from hyperthyroidism which would account for his symptoms of exaggerated appetite, perspiration, and restlessness. His original plans included both a chapel and an aula maxima great hall ppugin, neither of which were built because of financial constraints.
His book Contrasts set drawings of medieval buildings beside drawings of their modern—square, crude, simple—equivalents, in order to show how much more attractive the former were.
For the surname, see Pugin surname. Only good men that augusstus, Christians, and more specifically, Catholics build good buildings that is, Gothic ones; classical buildings are pagan. Citation Help Citation close.
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The only child of Augustus Charles Puginhe led the Gothic revival in England, striving as a Catholic for an architecture of Christian inspiration. Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire. Besides, he died very young, after religious fanaticism turned to certifiable madness in his late thirties. He had, however, already purchased a parcel of land at West Cliff, RamsgateThanetKentEnglandwhere he proceeded to build for himself a large house and, at his own expense, a church dedicated to St.
According to Rowland Elzea, “when puhin fifteen [he] was designing silverware in the Gothic style for the Royal Goldsmiths, Rundell, Bridge, and Rundell, and furniture for Morel and Seddon, who were then supplying furniture for the redecoration of Windsor Castle. Chad’s, Birminghamand from great country houses such as Alton Towers, Staffordshirethe seat of Lord Shrewsbury, and Scarisbrick Hall, Lancashire afterto monastic and other institutional buildings such as St.
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Christian or Gothic puhin is “the only correct expression of the faith, wants, and climate of our country … whilst we profess the creed of Christians, whilst we glory in being Englishmen, let us have an architecture, the arrangement and augustsu of which alike remind us of our faith and our country. Retrieved 30 January Pugin’s propaganda campaign began with the publication, at his own expense—since it was too controversial for a commercial publisher—of his intemperate Contrasts ; 2d ed.
This section does not cite any sources. The Collins Encyclopedia points out that although his “furniture for private houses [was] often simple, with restrained, carved decoration, naturalistic, flat-patterned coloured inlays,” he also produced more elaborate gothic pieces, such as those for the Medieval Courts at the exhibitionwhich were “decorated with delicate tracery, cresting, and heraldic devices.
Archived from the original on 4 March In he remarried and started his architectural career.