PUGIN, Augustus Welby Northmore.
Designs for Iron & Brass Work: in the style of the XV & XVI centuries. Etched and drawn by A.W.N. Pugin. 4to. Ackermann & Co. 1836
Engr. titlepage & 26 plates; some sl. foxing but internally v.g. Orig. grey-brown embossed patterned cloth, large engr. paper label in black & red; expertly recased maintaining original spine strip, sl. rubbed. Signature of John Shelly(?) on front board.
¶Pencil drawing of a building and its gardens on partly torn single sheet loosely inserted. An architect best known for his Gothic revivalism, Pugin, 1812-1852, believed that where classical architecture was unaccountably pagan, the gothic style was the champion of Christianity. In 1836 Pugin also published 'Contrasts', a virtual manifesto of his gothic style. It was from this year onwards that he began his rise to the architectural heights, designing among many others, Scarisbrick Hall and with Sir Charles Barry, the Palace of Westminster.