Pugin was the son of the architect Augustus Charles Pugin, who gave him his architectural and draftsmanship training. His mature professional life began in when he published Contrasts , which conveyed the argument with which Pugin was throughout his life to be identified, the link between the quality and character of a society with the calibre of its architecture. Pugin, who became a Roman Catholic in , contended that decline in the arts was a result of a spiritual decline occasioned by the Reformation. Between and Pugin enjoyed a growing architectural practice.
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Pugin was the son of the architect Augustus Charles Pugin, who gave him his architectural and draftsmanship training. His mature professional life began in when he published Contrasts , which conveyed the argument with which Pugin was throughout his life to be identified, the link between the quality and character of a society with the calibre of its architecture. Pugin, who became a Roman Catholic in , contended that decline in the arts was a result of a spiritual decline occasioned by the Reformation.
Between and Pugin enjoyed a growing architectural practice. His employment by John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and other Roman Catholic laymen and clergy resulted in his identification with the leadership of the Roman Catholic revival. His plans for St. The Church of St. Oswald, Old Swan, Liverpool ; demolished , was the finest of his designs of these years and the one that set the pattern for Gothic revival parish churches in England and abroad.
Pugin reached the height of his influence between and his theoretical position on the need for a revival of Gothic was refined and expressed with a literary skill equal to his powers as an architectural caricaturist and illustrator; and his circle of patrons loyally supported him. Giles, Cheadle, Staffordshire —46 ; and extensive repairs and additions to Alton Towers, Staffordshire. Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.
United Kingdom: ParliamentLearn about the evolution of the U. Parliament and the history behind the building of the current Houses of Parliament, designed by Sir Charles Barry and A. His practice declined as other architects emerged to serve Roman Catholic clients. This article was most recently revised and updated by Mic Anderson , Copy Editor.
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Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore
In this way his enthusiasm for Gothic art was first aroused. All through his life, both in England and during many visits to Germany and France, he continued to make great numbers of drawings and sketches, in pen and ink or with sepia monochrome, perfect in their delicacy and precision of touch, and masterpieces of skilful treatment of light and shade. But he got into money difficulties, and soon after his marriage he was imprisoned for debt. When he came out he again incurred serious losses over an attempt to start a shop for supplying architectural accessories of his own designing, which he had to give up.
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The northeast chapel of St. Through a contact made while working at Windsor, he became interested in the design of theatrical scenery, and in obtained a commission to design the sets for the production of the new opera Kenilworth at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He had a further six children, including the architect Edward Welby Pugin , with his second wife, Louisa Burton, who died in Salisbury[ edit ] Following his second marriage in , Pugin moved to Salisbury , Wiltshire , with his wife,  and in bought half an acre of land in Alderbury , about one and a half miles outside the town.