Imperial Gothic: Religious Architecture and High Anglican Culture in the British Empire, 1840-1870

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The Gothic Revival movement in architecture was intimately entwined with 18th- and 19th-century British cultural politics. By the middle of the 19th century, architects and theorists had transformed the movement into a serious scholarly endeavor, connecting it to notions of propriety and "truth," particularly in the domain of religious architecture. Simultaneously, reform within the Church of England had worked to widen the aesthetic and liturgical appeal of "correct" gothic forms. Coinciding with these developments, both ...

Imperial Gothic: Religious Architecture and High Anglican Culture in the British Empire, 1840-1870 2013, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN-13: 9780300187038

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