Leuven University Press
Pugin’s global influence on church architecture and material reformThe year 2012 marked the bicentenary of the gothic revival architect A.W.N. Pugin. His influence as a designer not only spread fast globally, but also played a leading part in the transformation of material culture from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. Pugin’s work has been comprehensively reevaluated over the last decade. In this volume sixteen leading scholars from across the globe discuss Pugin’s direct influence on church architecture and furnishing. Beautifully illustrated with a large selection of new photography, Gothic Revival Worldwide, the successor to the volume Gothic Revival published in 2000, reveals how Pugin’s ideas played a profound role in the changing face of material reform in church architecture as an expression of the evolving identity of the churches across the world from North America to Mongolia and the South Pacific.
ContributorsStephen Bann (Bristol University), Jessica Basciano (University of St. Thomas, Houston), G.A. Bremner (University of Edinburgh), Martin Bressani (McGill University, Montréal), Karen Burns (University of Melbourne), Timothy Brittain-Catlin (University of Kent), Peter Coffman (Carleton University, Ottawa), Thomas Coomans (KU Leuven), Jan De Maeyer (KU Leuven / KADOC), Candace Iron (York University, Toronto), Stephen Kite (Cardiff University, Wales), Alex Lawrey (independent scholar), Peter N. Lindfield (University of Stirling), Cameron Macdonell (Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, ETH Zurich), M. Stephen McNair, Jr. (McNair Historic Preservation), Gilles Maury (École National Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage, Lille), Henrik Schoenefeldt (University of Kent), Richard A. Sundt (University of Oregon), Malcolm Thurlby (York University, Toronto)
ContentsIntroductionA.W.N. Pugin and his Historiography Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Jan De Maeyer and Martin BressaniPUGIN AND PUGINISM IN EUROPEPugin – The French Connection Stephen BannNotre-Dame de Bonsecours (1840-1844) and the Catholic Context of the French Gothic RevivalJessica BascianoThe True Disciple. Jean-Baptiste Bethune and A.W.N. Pugin: A Summary of a Complex RelationshipGilles MauryPUGINISM IN THE AMERICAS AND THE PACIFICAdapting Pugin’s True Principles to Canada. William Hay’s Architectural TheoryCandace IronMeanings of Gothic in Atlantic Canada, c. 1840-1890Peter CoffmanThe Roman Catholic Churches of Joseph Connolly (1840-1904). The Adaptation of A.W.N. Pugin’s True Principles and Aspects of Irish Identity in OntarioMalcolm ThurlbyThe American Pugins. Ralph Adams Cram and Bertram GoodhueCameron MacdonellRichard Upjohn and the Gothic Revival in Antebellum Alabama Stephen McNairFrom Late Gothic to Gothic Revival in Latin America Richard A. SundtGlobal GothicKaren BurnsGothic In Extremis. Missions, Mediation, and the Case of the Patteson Memorial Chapel in the South PacificG. A. BremnerPugin Worldwide. From Les Vrais Principes and the Belgian St Luke Schools to Northern China and Inner MongoliaThomas CoomansREEVALUATING PUGINISM IN BRITAINArchitectural and Scientific Principles in the Design of the Palace of WestminsterHenrik SchoenefeldtThe (In)dignity of Labour. Craft, Contrasts and Conflict in Pugin’s Gothic RevivalAlex LawreyA.W.N. Pugin’s “True Principles” Gothic Furniture. Evolutionary, Revolutionary, Reactionary?Peter N. LindfieldShaping the Darks. Ruskin’s “Energetic Shadow”Stephen KiteBibliographyIndex of personsColophon