Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin

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English architect who played a prominent role in the 19th century revival of Gothic architecture (1812-1852)

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A.W.N. Pugin's passion for the Gothic style was of enormous import in his day (he designed the interior decoration at Westminster).
As Charles Barry and A.W.N. Pugin's New Palace of Westminster steadily rose, the relevance of medievalism for ordinary people was intensely questioned by the press.
In his catalogue essay on the Scapegoating Pictures, Michael Bracewell uses an epigraph from another G&G idol, A.W.N. Pugin: 'not a style but a principle'.
Unlike his contemporary A.W.N. Pugin, Owen Jones (1809-74) left almost no built legacy.
Here the matter becomes quite technical, as with the question where to place the staircase in relation to the entrance corridor (for instance at right angles, the 'L plan) and the issue of relating the main living rooms to each other, or rather to contrast them with each other (the author credits A.W.N. Pugin with the introduction of the 'pin-wheel plan', meaning that the main direction of each of the three or four major rooms is turned at right angles)--small details, it may seem, but details that shape the daily lives of the inhabitants.
As Rosemary Hill, A.W.N. Pugin's biographer, remarks, 'to take a steam train to a Gothic tournament was to enter fully into the spirit of this particular age'.
What makes this book so valuable and, particularly where church architecture is concerned, so definitive, is the combination of superbly professional photography with a text that is as intelligently critical of A.W.N. Pugin and John Ruskin as it is of Nikolaus Pevsner.
Between the wars, curators at the Victoria and Albert Museum were encouraged to sell works that had been selected for its permanent collection at the Great Exhibition in 1851 by a committee that included Henry Cole and A.W.N. Pugin. Shortly after World War H, Ulster Museum sold its 19th-century paintings in order to create a fund for buying contemporary art.
Described as being designed by A.W.N. Pugin and made by Hardman of Birmingham, they are in fact the candelabra that used to flank the chapel's high altar, and were designed by George Gilbert Scott, Jr, one of the finest architects of the later gothic revival, to harmonise with the chapel's great early-16th-century brass lectern.
His detailed appreciation of the Alhambra had a major influence on his decorative commissions, determining his preference for geometrically arranged flat pattern and promoting the use of emblematic inscriptions that, Flores argues, was also taken up by A.W.N. Pugin.
Great men's legacies are often like their lives and this is noticeably true of A.W.N. Pugin. Brilliant, volatile and impulsive, Pugin was a man of vision, but surprisingly little foresight, who worked at tremendous speed and changed his mind often.
The eighteenth-century interiors of the east range of the castle quadrangle, where the Myddeltons have always had their domestic quarters, were transformed in the 1840s--as were several of the state rooms for Colonel Robert Myddelton-Biddulph under the direction of A.W.N. Pugin and J.G.
During the 1840s, while principally working on private and public commissions, A.W.N. Pugin gave designs for production to favoured manufacturers such as John Hardman and Herbert Minton.
The giltwood armchairs supplied in 1807 by John Russell and Charles Elliott for the Speaker's House, Palace of Westminster, probably under the supervision of James Wyatt, were previously thought to have been designed by A.W.N. Pugin in the 1820s.