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A History of the Gothic Revival
An Attempt to Show How the Taste for Medieval Architecture which Lingered in England during the Two Last Centuries Has since Been Encouraged and Developed

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  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108051910

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  • Charles Locke Eastlake (1833–1906), an interior, furniture and industrial designer, showed talent as an architect and was awarded a Silver Medal in 1854 by the Royal Academy. He is known for influencing the style of later nineteenth-century 'Modern' Gothic furniture with his Hints on Household Taste (1868), but his passion for medieval architecture developed much earlier while he was in Europe during the 1850s. In 1866 he became Secretary to the Royal Institute of British Architects, and it was in 1872 that this work was published. The book is notable for being released at the height of the Gothic Revival movement in the later nineteenth century. It includes detailed comments on the architects, societies, literature and buildings that formed the cornerstones of the Gothic Revival, primarily in Britain, from around 1650 to 1870. A valuable mine of information, it remains a key source on the topic.

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    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108051910
    • length: 520 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 34 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Ancient and modern architecture
    2. Anthony à Wood
    3. Horace Walpole
    4. The Georgian era
    5. Difficulties of classification
    6. A retrospect
    7. Sir Walter Scott
    8. The pointed arch question
    9. A. N. Welby Pugin
    10. Sir Charles Barry
    11. Revival of ecclesiastical architecture
    12. AD 1840–50
    13. The Rev. J. L. Petit
    14. New churches in London
    15. 'Ruskinism'
    16. The Great Exhibition of 1851
    17. Deficiency of public interest
    18. Influence of individual taste
    19. A truce to the battle of the styles
    20. AD 1860–70
    Selected examples of Gothic buildings.

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    Charles Locke Eastlake

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