Contrasts; or, a parallel between the noble edifices of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and similar buildings of the present day; shewing the present decay of taste: accompanied by appropriate text. Augustus Welby Pugin.
Contrasts; or, a parallel between the noble edifices of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and similar buildings of the present day; shewing the present decay of taste: accompanied by appropriate text
Contrasts; or, a parallel between the noble edifices of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and similar buildings of the present day; shewing the present decay of taste: accompanied by appropriate text
Contrasts; or, a parallel between the noble edifices of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and similar buildings of the present day; shewing the present decay of taste: accompanied by appropriate text

Contrasts; or, a parallel between the noble edifices of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and similar buildings of the present day; shewing the present decay of taste: accompanied by appropriate text

London: printed for the author, and published by him, at St. Marie's Grange, New Salisbury, Wilts. 1836. First edition, 4to, pp. iv, 50; title page printed in red and black; inserted engraved title page and frontispiece plus 14 engraved plates; original green pebble-grain cloth, neatly rebacked and recased in matching green niger lettered in gilt on spine; tissue guards renewed; a nice copy. Pugin's (1812-1852) polemical work comparing Renaissance architecture with examples of his contemporaries was quite controversial. He was a leading neo-gothic revivalist. Printing and the Mind of Man 284b: "Contrasts illustrates Augustus Welby’s teaching in a particularly striking form. Written in eloquent, learned and lively prose, his lessons were forcibly driven home by the illustrations, which he etched himself. Here the ancient and modern styles were shown on facing pages; a visual demonstration which reflected directly on the shoddy work of his own time.”. Item #58678

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