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Recollections of A. N. Welby Pugin, and his Father, Augustus Pugin
With Notices of their Works


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  • Date Published: June 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108064576

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  • The architect and designer Augustus Welby Pugin (1812–52), whose early commissions included furniture for George IV at Windsor, assured his place in history through his work with Sir Charles Barry on the Palace of Westminster following the 1834 fire. A pivotal figure in Britain's Gothic Revival, he became a Roman Catholic in 1835, combining his religion with his devotion to the medieval in building projects such as Nottingham Cathedral, St George's Cathedral in Southwark, and Mount St Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire. Benjamin Ferrey (1810–80) studied architectural draughtsmanship under Augustus Charles Pugin (1762–1832). Boarding with the Pugins for seven years, he gained first-hand knowledge of father and son. This 1861 work is a lasting achievement in architectural biography. It includes a substantial appendix by Edmund Sheridan Purcell, a family friend whose own Catholicism equipped him to discuss the religious aspects of the younger Pugin's character and work.

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    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108064576
    • length: 512 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus. 1 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The elder Pugin's arrival in England
    2. Pugin travels to obtain sketches for his works
    3. Early instruction
    4. Birth of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
    5. Effect of Calvinistic teaching
    6. Welby Pugin's first connection with theatres
    7. Temporary embarrassments
    8. His second marriage
    9. Article in The Times
    10. Pugin's introduction to the earl of Shrewsbury
    11. Publishes True Principles of Gothic Architecture
    12. Publishes A Treatise on Chancel Screens
    13. Ruskin's severe criticism upon Pugin's buildings
    14. Quits Salisbury and comes to London
    15. Consulted by the late Lord Stuart de Rothsay at High Cliff
    16. Remarks on jewels prepared for the intended wedding
    17. Pugin's third marriage
    18. Destruction of the old Houses of Parliament
    19. Intimacy with Mr Herbert Minton
    20. Pugin's opinion of the Great Exhibition building in Hyde Park
    21. Writes to Mr Minton
    22. General retrospect of the progress of modern architecture
    23. Further illustrations of Pugin's character

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