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Gothic Revival Architecture

Author/EditorYorke T (Author)
ISBN: 9781784422288
Pub Date29/06/2017
BindingPaperback
Pages64
Dimensions (mm)210(h) * 149(w)
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From the Houses of Parliament to the Midland Hotel at St Pancras and Strawberry Hill House, Gothic Revival buildings are some of the most distinctive structures found in Britain. Far from a copy of medieval buildings, it was a style full of colour and invention, in which its exponents created a daring new approach to design. Throwing out the old Classical rule book, Gothic Revival architects like Pugin and George Gilbert Scott designed buildings which were asymmetrical in form and visually expressive of their function. The movement went beyond just bricks and mortar and had a strong moral code, the influence of which was still felt into the 20th century. In this illustrated book, Trevor Yorke tells the story of the Gothic Revival from its origins in the whimsical fancies of the Georgian Period through to its High Victorian climax.

From the Houses of Parliament to the Midland Hotel at St Pancras and Strawberry Hill House, Gothic Revival buildings are some of the most distinctive structures found in Britain. Far from a copy of medieval buildings, it was a style full of colour and invention, in which its exponents created a daring new approach to design. Throwing out the old Classical rule book, Gothic Revival architects like Pugin and George Gilbert Scott designed buildings which were asymmetrical in form and visually expressive of their function. The movement went beyond just bricks and mortar and had a strong moral code, the influence of which was still felt into the 20th century. In this illustrated book, Trevor Yorke tells the story of the Gothic Revival from its origins in the whimsical fancies of the Georgian Period through to its High Victorian climax.

Trevor Yorke is a professional author and artist who has studied and written about all aspects of England's architectural heritage. He has produced over 30 illustrated books that introduce the reader to these fascinating historic gems and writes articles and reviews for various magazines. His books sell worldwide and a number of his titles have also been translated into Japanese.

The Gothic Revival Strawberry Hill Gothic Regency Gothic The Pugin and Ruskin Influence High Victorian Gothic Gothic Interiors A Change in Direction Further Reading Places to Visit Index

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