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R. D. Chantrell 1793-1872 and the Architecture of a Lost Generation (Hardcover)

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Chantrell was one of the outstanding church architects of the early nineteenth century, yet - along with many of his generation - he has been confined to the shadows of architectural history, shadows cast so adeptly by Pugin and the Ecclesiologists. This book reconsiders his many achievements and sets them within the context of the architectural theory and practice of his time.

After training in Soane's office and designing a string of compelling Classical buildings, Chantrell reinvented himself as a pioneering Gothic specialist to meet the huge post-Waterloo demand for additional church accommodation. He became one of the most accomplished exponents in this challenging area of practice, as well as being a respected antiquary, lecturer, writer and, later, an elder statesman of the profession on several prestigious London committees. Crowning his career is Leeds Parish Church (1837-41), the biggest church since Wren's St Paul's and, nationally, the most important church of the age.


Publisher Spire Books Ltd
Mfg Part# 9781904965220
SKU 212819681
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1904965229
Release Date 8/13/2012
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