Canterbury and the Gothic Revival

Canterbury and the Gothic Revival

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Canterbury Cathedral's medieval Gothic image survived centuries of religious discord, neglect and Georgian 'improvements'. From 1800, a new generation was re-inspired by the prevalent architectural and artistic 'Gothick' vogue. At this time, a passionately ambitious young architect, William Butterfield, created a Gothic missionary college in two years, and the Dean of Canterbury, who wanted the Cathedral to rival St Peter's, Rome, began the rolling repair programme continuing in today's Appeal. Priests, bishops and Gothic enthusiasts carried the style from there to parish churches, industrial cities and the colonies.

With more than fifty illustrations, including a striking colour section, this book will delight lovers of Canterbury and of the Gothic style everywhere.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 12mm | 300g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 8 Plates, color
  • 0752462946
  • 9780752462943
  • 2,246,742

About Lawrence Lyle

Lawrence and Marjorie Lyle, who have been married for 61years, are both Oxford-educated historians. Civic Award winners for their research, their various roles have included Hon. Education Officer of Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Secretary and Tours Officer for the Historical Association, Hon. Secretary for the Canterbury Archaeological Society, founder the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, and Hon. Steward of Canterbury Cathedral (sidesman). They have also authored a number of local history books. They live in Canterbury.
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