Virtual book launch:
AWN Pugin by David Frazer Lewis

Join us on April 28th for the virtual book launch of our publication ‘AWN Pugin’ by David Frazer Lewis!

Photo: St. Giles Catholic Church.

The ticket price of £25 + Eventbrite fees includes the book and event ticket. This is £5 cheaper than the book is sold elsewhere. All proceeds support our charitable work.

AWN Pugin by David Frazer Lewis

The first single-volume overview of Pugin’s architecture to be published since 1971- despite his work’s popularity. The book summarises much new scholarship and provides an excellent introduction to Pugin’s career as well as new insight for those already familiar with it.

“A distinct and fresh approach to Pugin, making a valuable contribution.” Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin, University of Cambridge.

Join us for our virtual book launch on April 28th where David Frazer Lewis will discuss the book and take part in a Q&A.

This is the second in the The Victorian Society’s series of books on Victorian and Edwardian architects, published jointly with Historic England.

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A.W.N. Pugin transformed the Gothic Revival from an architectural style into an international movement. He decorated and furnished the Houses of Parliament, creating one of the icons of modern British identity in the process. His church designs were vastly influential, and although he was staunchly Roman Catholic, he did much to set the aesthetic tone of modern Anglicanism.

The house he designed for himself at Ramsgate transformed the Victorian Gothic villa, demonstrating the ways a thoroughly modern house could draw integral lessons from the Middle Ages.

Although his whole ideal was woven around a conception of English identity, his influence was international. Architects in the United States, northern Europe, and across the British Empire followed his lead, drawing from elements of his aesthetic and ideals, and in doing so, altered the look and feel of the nineteenth-century city.

David Frazer Lewis is Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame.



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