The Resource God's architect : Pugin and the building of romantic Britain, Rosemary Hill

God's architect : Pugin and the building of romantic Britain, Rosemary Hill

Label
God's architect : Pugin and the building of romantic Britain
Title
God's architect
Title remainder
Pugin and the building of romantic Britain
Statement of responsibility
Rosemary Hill
Title variation
Gods architect
Title variation remainder
Pugin and the building of romantic Britain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Summary: "A. C. Pugin was one of Britain's greatest architects and his short career one of the most dramatic in architectural history. By the time he was twenty-one 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." "God's Architect is the first modern biography of this figure. It draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as an architect, propagandist and romantic artist as well as the story of his three marriages, the bitterness of his last years and his sudden death at forty."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Pugin was one of Britain's architects and his short career one of the dramatic in architectural history. This book draws on letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as architect, propagandist and romantic artist. It presents the story of his three marriages, the bitterness of his last years and his sudden death at 40
Award
  • Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography, 2008.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, 2007.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
288119
Cataloging source
OCoLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Rosemary
Dewey number
720.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
NA997.P9
LC item number
H55 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore
  • Architects
  • Gothic revival (Architecture)
Target audience
adult
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Pugin and the building of romantic Britain
Label
God's architect : Pugin and the building of romantic Britain, Rosemary Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of illustrations -- Prologue -- Auguste Charles Pugin -- Catherine Welby -- The microcosm of London: 1802-1812 -- Waverly: 1812 to 1821 -- 'My first design': 1821 to 1824 -- Metropolitan improvements: 1824 to 1826 -- The king's pleasure: 1827 -- Beginning the world: October 1827 to July 1831 -- A very short courtship: July 1831 to May 1832 -- 'Gothic for ever': June 1832 to April 1833 -- Beginning the world again: May 1833 to October 1834 -- The new world begun: October 1834 to May 1835 -- Salisbury and Sarum: summer 1835 -- Contrasts: summer 1835 to August 1836 -- Entre deux guerres: autumn 1836 -- Romantic Catholics -- The professor of ecclesiastical antiquities: 1837 -- 'My first church': July 1837 to May 1838 -- Birmingham and Oxford: May 1838 to May 1839 -- Young Victorians: May 1839 to February 1840 -- A vision for England: March to December 1840 -- True principles and Tract XC: 1841 -- Reunion and division: 1842 -- A shift in the wind: January to September 1843 -- The Grange, Ramsgate: September to December 1843 -- A return of grief: January to August 1844 -- The new house and the new palace: autumn and winter, 1844 -- The new life: December 1844 to April 1845 -- A battle of wills: May to October 1845 -- Entre deux femmes: October 1845 to June 1846 -- Improving the taste of young England: June 1846 to February 1847 -- The House of Lords: February to autumn 1847 -- Many hands: autumn 1847 -- Helen Lumsdaine: December 1847 to May 1848 -- 'One affectionate heart': May to 10 August 1848 -- 'A first rate Gothic woman': 11 August 1848 to August 1849 -- Design for the middling sort: September 1849 to January 1850 -- The high Victorians: 1850 -- The Great Exhibition: January to October 1851 -- The whole machinery of the clock: October 1851 to February 1852 -- Bethlem and Ramsgate: 26 February to September 1852 -- Epilogue -- Abbreviations -- List of works -- Select bibliography -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 601 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780713994995
Isbn Type
(cased)
Lccn
2007534929
Other physical details
ill.(some col.), facsims, ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) a455213
Label
God's architect : Pugin and the building of romantic Britain, Rosemary Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of illustrations -- Prologue -- Auguste Charles Pugin -- Catherine Welby -- The microcosm of London: 1802-1812 -- Waverly: 1812 to 1821 -- 'My first design': 1821 to 1824 -- Metropolitan improvements: 1824 to 1826 -- The king's pleasure: 1827 -- Beginning the world: October 1827 to July 1831 -- A very short courtship: July 1831 to May 1832 -- 'Gothic for ever': June 1832 to April 1833 -- Beginning the world again: May 1833 to October 1834 -- The new world begun: October 1834 to May 1835 -- Salisbury and Sarum: summer 1835 -- Contrasts: summer 1835 to August 1836 -- Entre deux guerres: autumn 1836 -- Romantic Catholics -- The professor of ecclesiastical antiquities: 1837 -- 'My first church': July 1837 to May 1838 -- Birmingham and Oxford: May 1838 to May 1839 -- Young Victorians: May 1839 to February 1840 -- A vision for England: March to December 1840 -- True principles and Tract XC: 1841 -- Reunion and division: 1842 -- A shift in the wind: January to September 1843 -- The Grange, Ramsgate: September to December 1843 -- A return of grief: January to August 1844 -- The new house and the new palace: autumn and winter, 1844 -- The new life: December 1844 to April 1845 -- A battle of wills: May to October 1845 -- Entre deux femmes: October 1845 to June 1846 -- Improving the taste of young England: June 1846 to February 1847 -- The House of Lords: February to autumn 1847 -- Many hands: autumn 1847 -- Helen Lumsdaine: December 1847 to May 1848 -- 'One affectionate heart': May to 10 August 1848 -- 'A first rate Gothic woman': 11 August 1848 to August 1849 -- Design for the middling sort: September 1849 to January 1850 -- The high Victorians: 1850 -- The Great Exhibition: January to October 1851 -- The whole machinery of the clock: October 1851 to February 1852 -- Bethlem and Ramsgate: 26 February to September 1852 -- Epilogue -- Abbreviations -- List of works -- Select bibliography -- Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 601 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780713994995
Isbn Type
(cased)
Lccn
2007534929
Other physical details
ill.(some col.), facsims, ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) a455213

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