Gothic Revival

ISBN-10: 0500203598
ISBN-13: 9780500203590
Edition: 2002
Authors: Michael J. Lewis
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Description: Lewis's rich survey treats individual buildings and broad movements in England, Europe and the USA with fresh authority. This is an invaluable introduction to one of the most colourful periods in the history of architecture.

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Lewis's rich survey treats individual buildings and broad movements in England, Europe and the USA with fresh authority. This is an invaluable introduction to one of the most colourful periods in the history of architecture.

Introduction
Medieval Gothic architecture-Cathedrals of Christian Europe-Gothic Survival to 1700
Literature
Gothic Revival's beginnings in poetry and drama - gardens and `ruins' - Gothic Revival and 18th century politics - Walpole's Strawberry Hill - the Adam brothers, castellated houses
Romanticism
`The Sublime and the Beautiful' - Wyatt's Fonthill Abbey and cathedral restorations - scholarship: Carter, Britton, Milner - Gothic style and the church - Scottish baronial style - the United States
Nationalism
Germany in the 19th century: English gardens and ruins - Goethe, Forster, Schlegel and patriotic scholarship - Schinkel's Gothic phase - Cologne Cathedral - nationalism in Europe
Truth
Barry, Pugin and the English Houses of Parliament - Pugin's Contrasts and True Principles - The Ecclesiological Society: English church restoration - Gothic Revival in America - Germany, France and the exchange of ideas
Development
Copyism and evolution - Butterfield: colour, pattern and innovation - iron and glass: the Crystal Palace, Oxford Museum - Street and urban churches - Burges and the French style - Belgium and Bethune, the Netherlands and Cuypers - the Gothic architects of Germany
Iron
New materials for traditional structures - architecture and engineering - Viollet-le-Duc - railway stations: Scott - commercial buildings: Furness - civic buildings
Beauty
Scott's Albert Memorial - Morris and Webb - domestic Gothic: Godwin, Shaw and the Old English style - Richardson: the Romanesque Revival - France, England and the United States - neo-vernacular Gothic: Lethaby, Scott - liberation and experiment in the new century: Gaudi
Height
Collegiate Gothic - the Gothic skyscraper - Gothic Revival and the Bauhaus - the end of the Gothic Revival: modernists and postmodernists
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Index

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