This year marks the bicentennial of the birth of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (–) and the event is being celebrated in numerous. Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (–52). English architect and polemicist, the son of A. C. Pugin, he was one of the key personalities of the Gothic Revival. His importance lies not only in his virtual creation of the major style of the l9th century, Neo-Gothic, which was a fundamental re-creation and not a pastiche, but .

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A trip to Italy in confirmed his distaste for Renaissance and Baroque architecture, whilst simultaneously reinforcing his delight in the medieval. They largely consist of appreciative accounts, with illustrations, of the works of Pugin himself. ppugin

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was the most influential English ecclesiastical architect of his day and the principal theoretician of the Gothic revival. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. In addition to his prolific work as architect, Pugin produced designs for ceramics, furniture, jewelry, metalwork, stained glass, textiles, tiles, wallpaper, and woodwork, designing for manufacturers such as J.

Meanwhile Pugin began a regular architectural practice. This job enabled him to travel in both England and France whereupon he spent much time drawing medieval buildings, a repeat of annual autumnal trips Pugin had taken with his father during his youth. Each of these Irish churches is a confident, strong design of real authority.

In her biography, Hill quotes Pugin as writing of what is probably his best known building: He would bear with patient resignation real troubles and griefs, but mere trifle would make him angry and unhappy. ArchitectureCeramicsMetalworkInterior Design.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Through his father, Augustus Charles, Pugin learnt his celebrated skills of draughtsmanship. Bad taste of every kind seems to have run riot in this place.

I have got a first-rate Gothic woman at last, who perfectly understands and delights in spires, chancels, screens, stained glass, brasses, vestments etc. Pugin, who favored the revival of fourteenth-century gothic, attempted to create entire coherent, consistent architectural and interior environments in this style, and by designing an entire “range of interior fittings,” he attempted “to express entire schemes of design in Gothic terms, rather than employ Gothic architectural details as means of decorationa” Collins Encylcopedia.

This page was last edited on 3 Juneat Occasionally it exhibits a meagreness in the use of materials, which, to do Pugin justice, is often attributable to false economy on the part of welbj clients.

In and and again in and he worked with Charles Barry on the designs for the new Houses of Parliament with responsibility for designing all the ornamental detail, and probably also the execution of the working drawings. Ougin Recollections of A.

Augustus Pugin – Wikipedia

Pugin assisted Charles Barry with the details and furnishings of the Palace of Westminster built —70 and indeed it was Pugin, rather than Barry, who designed the exquisite architectural enrichments and confident colour-scheme for what is one of the great monuments of the Gothic Revival. His third wife, Jane Knill, kept a journal of their marital life, from their marriage in to Pugin’s pugim, which was later published. You will be logged out in Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin.

Following the destruction by fire of the Palace of Westminster in WestminsterLondon inPugin was employed by Sir Charles Barry to supply interior designs for his entry to the architectural competition which would determine who would build the new Palace of Westminster.


Other works include St. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. Soaring to more than eighty feet, I can hardly imagine how Pugin drew it: Notify me of new posts via email. These highly Catholic representations of the angelic body are an interesting preface to nortmore work that presents itself as seeking from nature a sense of medieval morality.

Pugin also created the “pattern for English Gothic jewellery and revived use of enamelling as integral part of design; influenced ecclesiastical and other jewellery. Email required Address never made public. Barnabasand the churches at Brewood St.

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Subsequently he settled at Ramsgate, where resided his aunt, Miss Selina Welby, who eventually made him her heir. Huge in scale, opulent but restrained, in the year of its opening St. None the less it was in its day the most sincere, most faithful, and most Gothic work that had been executed in England since the fifteenth century.

His major works of this period directly exemplify this. Think of the absolute irony implicit in that second title, thought up by a young man of thirty-one: Hardman Powell Pugin, with his inexhaustible fertility, poured out thoughts without hesitation or effort.