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God's Architect : Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain (Hardcover)

Author: Hill, Rosemary

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Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (18121852) was one of Britain?s greatest architects, and his short career one of the most dramatic in architectural history. Born in 1812, the son of a French draftsman, at 15 Pugin was working for King George IV at Windsor Castle. By the time he was 21 he had been shipwrecked, bankrupted, and widowed. Nineteen years later he died, insane and disillusioned, having changed the face and the mind of British architecture in works as revered as the House of Lords and the clock tower at Westminster, known as Big Ben.

God?s Architect is the first modern biography of this extraordinary figure. Rosemary Hill draws upon thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to re-create Pugin?s life and work as architect, propagandist, and Gothic designer, as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages, the bitterness of his last years, and his sudden death at 40. It is the work of an exceptional historian and biographer.

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Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780300151619
SKU 210206091
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0300151616
Release Date 3/1/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0601
Publisher Yale University Press
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