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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful source book from A W N Pugin's father, 8 Feb. 2012
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This review is from: Pugin's Gothic Ornament: The Classic Sourcebook of Decorative Motifs with 100 Plates (Dover Pictorial Archive) (Paperback)
This book is giving me great pleasure, it is a treasure trove of gothic design from England and France drawn with affection by Augustus Charles Pugin, the father of the rather more famous Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin of House of Commons fame. It contains 100 plates, all in black and grey and white, from a variety of locations, all of which have their source location credited. It's interesting that some of the sources are from objects in Pugin's own collection; the Pugin's were avid collectors of architectural relics in the days when such things could be bought for very little or even acquired from rubbish bins. I digress, if you are a fan of Pugin (either of them) you will love this book, there is very little text but a feast of gothic ornament, a real treat for the eyes and it makes an excellent compliment to the early chapters of Rosemary Hill's "Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain". Purchase both and be amazed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read and fantastic for inpiration., 11 Jun. 2013
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This book is fantastic if you are looking for inspiration. A must for any budding historian or even interior decorator. would be an excellent book for any art teacher.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A look into Pugin's Design Files., 30 Sept. 2014
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Slightly disappointed by this book - everything is in monochrome. Not what I was hoping-for, and it doesn't satisfy my particular needs as a Master Woodworker and Limner working on objects and stage-settings of the medieval period for re-enactment. Having seen lots of full-colour pictures of Pugins completed work online, I was hoping for full-colour illustrations in the book. I am sure the book would be extremely helpful to other Artisans working in different Craft areas of historic-building-restoration and renovation, though.
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