Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was one of the most influential architects and designers of the nineteenth century, a man whose ideas and design principles were adopted and developed by followers as diverse as William Morris and Frank Lloyd Wright. As an architect, Pugin created cathedrals, churches, colleges, convents, and a wide range of domestic buildings whose form and structure changed the nature of architecture in his era. As a designer, he was responsible for the Gothic Revival, the most popular decorative form in Britain and around the world, and he was the creator of stunning furniture and woodwork; silver, metalwork, and jewelry; pottery and tiles; textiles and wallpapers; and books. This book, written by ten eminent scholars, presents a comprehensive picture of Pugin, his achievements, and his times.

Paul Atterbury, a freelance scholar and exhibition organizer, is the curator of the Pugin exhibition. He was formerly editor of The Connoisseur.

Table of Contents

Susan Weber Soros

Paul Atterbury

Gothic Sensibility: The Early Years of the Gothic Revival
Megan Aldrich

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin: A Biographical Sketch
Rosemary Hall

The Catholic Context
David Meara

A.W.N. Pugin and France
Clive Wainwright

Pugin’s Architecture in Context
Andrew Saint

The Ideal of the Gothic Cathedral in 1852
Barry Bergdoll

The Pugins in Ireland
Roderick O’Donnell

A.W.N Pugin and the Progress of Design as Applied to Manufacture
Clive Wainwright

Pugin and Interior Design

Paul Atterbury

A.W.N. Pugin and the Gothic Movement in North America

Margaret Floyd

Catalogue of the Exhibition