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Author Andrews, Brian, 1938-

Title Australian Gothic : the Gothic revival in Australian architecture from the 1840s to the 1950s / Brian Andrews
Published Carlton South, Vic. ; [Great Britain] : Miegunyah Press, 2001


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 WATERFT ART&ARCH  720.994 And/Agt  DUE 03-12-19
Description xx, 194 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), plans, fascicle ; 31 cm
regular print
Series Second numbered series of the Miegunyah press series ; no. 35
Miegunyah Press series. Series 2 ; no. 35
Contents 1. 'Impressiveness and Associations' -- 2. A Far Distant County -- 3. English Leaven -- 4. Of Patrons and their Works -- 5. Continental Gothic -- 6. An Australian Gothic -- App. Gothic Revival Designs for Australian Clients by English Architects
Summary "Australian Gothic is the first comprehensive book on the Australian face of that nineteenth-century movement, the Gothic Revival. With its roots in late-1830s England, this earnest return to building in the style of the Middle Ages touched most aspects of the Australian built environment, including houses, churches, banks, schools, even funeral parlours and tombstones." "Brian Andrews explores the nature, scope and sources of the Gothic Revival, from the grand buildings, the great architects and their patrons, to the not-so-good, the humorous, the pretentious, the copy-cats and their works. He sheds light on the origins and progress of taste for over a century - and traces the impact of Gothic ideas from Continental Europe, particularly in minority cultures here."
"The Gothic Revival influenced not only architecture but also a wide range of decorative arts and crafts, from glass and metalwork to book design. Much of its modern appeal derives from fittings, furnishings, liturgical metalwork and other arts and crafts, all of which are beautifully illustrated in this important work."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 179-183
Subject St. Charles' Borromeo Church (Ryde, N.S.W.)
Villa Maria Church (Hunters Hill, N.S.W.)
Architecture -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Australia -- History.
Architecture -- Australia -- 19th century.
Architecture -- Australia -- 20th century.
Architecture, Gothic -- Australia.
Architecture -- Australia.
Church architecture -- Australia.
Church buildings -- Australia.
Gothic revival (Architecture) -- Australia -- History.
Gothic revival (Architecture) -- Australia.
LC no. 2001347342
ISBN 0522849318
Other Titles Gothic revival in Australian architecture from the 1840s to the 1950s