Focusing on one of the greatest periods of English art and architecture, this book includes arguments about the role of invention, making and the powers of Gothic art. It locates what became known as the Decorated Style within patterns of commissioning, designing and imagining whose origins lay in pre-Gothic art.
British architect George Frederick Bodley (1827-1907) fundamentally shaped the architecture, art and design of the Anglican Church throughout England and the world; his work survives in the United States, Australia, India and Italy, as well as the United Kingdom. This book aims to explore the life and work of this major Gothic Revival architect.
A first, full-length study of the life and work of a leading domestic architect of the Victorian era, illustrated with original pictures, plans and photographs, and containing a full catalogue raisonne of all Salvin's work.