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Gothic Revival Architecture : Shire Library - Trevor Yorke

Gothic Revival Architecture

Shire Library

Paperback Published: 29th June 2017
ISBN: 9781784422288
Number Of Pages: 64

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From the Houses of Parliament to the Midland Hotel at St Pancras and Strawberry Hill House, Gothic Revival buildings are some of the most distinctive structures found in Britain. Far from a copy of medieval buildings, it was a style full of colour and invention, in which its exponents created a daring new approach to design. Throwing out the old Classical rule book, Gothic Revival architects like Pugin and George Gilbert Scott designed buildings which were asymmetrical in form and visually expressive of their function. The movement went beyond just bricks and mortar and had a strong moral code, the influence of which was still felt into the 20th century. In this illustrated book, Trevor Yorke tells the story of the Gothic Revival from its origins in the whimsical fancies of the Georgian Period through to its High Victorian climax.

About the Author

Trevor is a professional author and artist who has studied and written about all aspects of England's architectural heritage. He has produced over 30 illustrated books that introduce the reader to these fascinating historic gems and writes articles and reviews for various magazines. His books sell worldwide and a number of his titles have also been translated into Japanese.

The Gothic Revival Explained / The Gothic Reborn / Pugin's Gothic / The Ruskin Influence / High Victorian Gothic / Gothic Interiors / A Change in Direction / Further Reading / Places to Visit/ Index

ISBN: 9781784422288
ISBN-10: 1784422282
Series: Shire Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 29th June 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 15.9  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.13

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