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THE MAN WHO DESIGNED BIG BEN,
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This review is from: God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain (Hardcover)
This is a superb biography. If you're interested in the history of English architecture and interior design then this book is unmissable. But Hill's vivid and rich portrait of a complex and driven man, whose ideas were highly influential but whose projects were often blighted, deserves to be read by a much wider readership. Witty, wise, often moving and always informative, GOD'S ARCHITECT is a great read.
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Initial post: 23 Dec 2007 19:47:42 GMT
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Mr. P. J. R. LEWIS says:
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2008 19:18:40 GMT
Ms. V. Hoyle says:
I don't think this is necessarily true. I know very little about the 19th century Church establishment, and even less about 19th century architecture, but I greatly enjoyed Rosemary Hill's book. It is incredibly accessible and well-written, both chatty and eloquent at the same time. I agree with the original reviewer that it is a 'great read', in and of itself. I will certainly go on to read more about the Oxford Movement and about architecture more generally.
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