Our series of books on Victorian and Edwardian architects, published jointly with Historic England. Books in the series so far are on Pugin and Bentley.
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.
Widely recognised as the best Catholic architect of his time, Bentley built comparatively few complete churches, but did extensive work in adding to and furnishing other architects' churches. He had remarkable skill in the design of woodwork, metalwork, stained glass, and organ cases, all of which are discussed in the book. The climax of his career was the commission in 1894 to design Westminster Cathedral, which was almost complete when he died in 1902.