Read p.664 What in Pugin’s view, was the overwhelming advantage of Gothic over other architectural styles?
Pugin believed that
- there should be no features about a building which are not necessary for convenience, construction or propriety
- 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.
Time Team special on the renovation of Pugins house in Ramsgate