Pugin on Gothic

Read p.664  What in Pugin’s view, was the overwhelming advantage of Gothic over other architectural styles?

Pugin believed that

  1. there should be no features about a building which are not necessary for convenience, construction or propriety
  2. that all ornament should consist of enrichment of the essential construction of the building.

He also thought that Gothic architecture was the product of a purer society.

Pugin and the Gothic Revival

Time Team special on the renovation of Pugins house in Ramsgate

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