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Author Lindfield, Peter,
Title Georgian gothic : medievalist architecture, furniture and interiors, 1730-1840 / Peter N. Lindfield.
Imprint Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, 2016.

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Author Lindfield, Peter,
Series Medievalism ; volume VIII
Medievalism (Series) ; volume 8.
Subject Gothic revival (Architecture) -- 18th century.
Medievalism in architecture -- 18th century.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 265 pages) : illustrations
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 22, 2016).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The Gothic Revival, rich, ambitious, occasionally eccentric, but nonetheless visually exciting, is one of Britain's greatest contributions to early modern design history, not least because for the most part it contravened approved taste: Classicism. Scholars have tended to treat Georgian Gothic as an homogenous and immature precursor to "high" Victorian Gothic, and centred their discussion around Walpole's Strawberry Hill. This book, conversely, reveals how the style was imaginatively and repeatedly revised and incorporated into prevailing eighteenth-century fashions: Palladianism, Rococo, Neoclassicism, and antiquarianism. It shows how under the control of architects, from Wren to Pugin, Walpole and Cottingham, and furniture designs, especially those of Chippendale and Mayhew, a shared language of Gothic motifs was applied to British architecture, furniture and interiors. Georgian Britain was awash with Gothic forms, even if the arbiters of taste criticised it vehemently. Throughout, the volume reframes the Gothic revival's expression by connecting it with Georgian understandings of the medieval past, and consequently revises interpretation of one of the most influential, yet lampooned, forms of material culture at the time. Peter N. Lindfield is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Stirling.
ISBN 9781782048381 (electronic bk.)
1782048383 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 958570942
Additional Format Erscheint auch als: Druck-Ausgabe Lindfield, Peter N. Georgian Gothic : Medievalist Architecture, Furniture and Interiors, 1730-1840. Melton : Boydell et Brewer, 2016 9781783271276

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