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

Author: Rosemary Hill
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'God's Architect' is the full biography of Pugin, one of Britain's greatest architects, drawing on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as architect, propagandist and romantic artist. It tells the turbulent story of Pugin's three marriages, the bitterness of his last years and his sudden death at 40.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hill, Rosemary.
God's architect.
London : Allen Lane, 2007
(OCoLC)682381295
Named Person: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin; Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin; Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Hill
ISBN: 9780713994995 0713994991
OCLC Number: 123374742
Awards: Winner of Wolfson Literary Award for History 2008.
Winner of Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2008.
Shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award 2007.
Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prizes: Biography 2008.
Description: xiii, 601 p., [32] p. of plates ; 25 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Rosemary Hill.
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