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Offline Lenexa

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God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
« on: January 06, 2009, 06:53:14 PM »
Hello Friends
I found this book review fascinating and think I may read this book in the future.
http://hughofcluny.blogspot.com/2008/02/gods-architect.html
Never heard of Pugin before today.
Anyone here read this book?

I see that there was another interesting discussion in the past where Pugin was mentioned.
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,10429.msg149065.html#msg149065
Just wanted to give you something interesting read and/or look further into.

Saw this image of an altar designed by Pugin.
Enjoy!

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Re: God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 07:10:37 PM »
He looks like he was a fascinating man.  The book described in the blog might be a very stimulating read.
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Re: God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 12:36:01 PM »
Agree!

I suppose these are the images that comes to mind when I think of Western Rite Orthodoxy.
Hopefully this makes sense.
Perhaps it is just my personal aesthetic taste?
Perhaps it is how I want it to look?
This image was a part of a group of images found here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/sets/72157607692581449/


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Re: God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 01:34:08 PM »
I am a HUGE Pugin fan.

Look at this rood screen in St. Giles in Cheadle, one of his churches:



It's almost like the Catholic Church in England and Wales getting its pre-Reformation churches back.

He really had a sense for the Gothic style that other moderns have lacked (for example, those behind the National Cathedral in Washington, DC).


Of course, Pugin was also behind this little building:


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Re: God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 02:10:06 PM »
He really had a sense for the Gothic style that other moderns have lacked (for example, those behind the National Cathedral in Washington, DC).

Huh?

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Re: God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 09:33:14 PM »
He really had a sense for the Gothic style that other moderns have lacked (for example, those behind the National Cathedral in Washington, DC).

Huh?


I don't think the National Cathedral was done with much skill.

Another Episcopal cathedral, St. John the Divine in New York, was done better, in my opinion.

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Re: God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2009, 12:03:33 PM »
Would you please expand on what you mean? 

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Re: God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009, 12:08:40 PM »
Hello Friends
I found this book review fascinating and think I may read this book in the future.
http://hughofcluny.blogspot.com/2008/02/gods-architect.html
Never heard of Pugin before today.
Anyone here read this book?

I see that there was another interesting discussion in the past where Pugin was mentioned.
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,10429.msg149065.html#msg149065
Just wanted to give you something interesting read and/or look further into.

Saw this image of an altar designed by Pugin.
Enjoy!


That picture is of the sacrament chapel in Nottingham Cathedral. It's where I go to Mass when I'm not attending a Liturgy and it is truly wonderful. Pity about the rest of the Church which as now been stripped of much of Pugins original design. They left that one chapel untouched though.

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Re: God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 12:28:44 PM »
I've also been lucky enough to attend Mass in St. John the Baptists hospital Chapel designed by Pugin and to stay in Alton Castle, also a Pugin building, next door to it.