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Georgian gothic : medievalist architecture, furniture and interiors, 1730-1840

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...

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Main Author: Lindfield, Peter (Author, VerfasserIn)
Document Type: Online Resource Book
Language:English
Published: Woodbridge : The Boydell Press , 2016
Series:Medievalism volume VIII
Online Access:http://kunst.proxy.fid-lizenzen.de/fid/jstor-ebooks-art/www.jstor.org/stable/10.7722/j.ctt1d3923m
Related Items:Erscheint auch als: Georgian Gothic : Medievalist Architecture, Furniture and Interiors, 1730-1840
Author Notes:Peter N. Lindfield
License Package:JSTOR E-Books in Art, Design and Photography
Notes:FID-Lizenz "FID Kunst, Fotografie, Design" (keine Universitätslizenz)
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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
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:1 Online-Ressource (xvi, 265 pages) illustrations
ISBN:9781782048381
1782048383
9781782049746
1782049746