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Assignment 4 Pugin

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Leigh Hamilton
AA100 TMA 4
In what ways did Pugin’s revival of the Gothic use tradition as a form of dissent?

Essay Plan
Introduction – What is dissent? Introduce Pugin
Paragraphs 1 & 2 – Pugin’s aims and inspiration
Paragraph 3 – Attack on the era of Reformations and Protestantism. Plate 4.7 “decay of taste”. Difference in Church styles.
Paragraph 4 – Treatment of the poor. Plate 2.4.11
Paragraph 5 – “Christian” architecture – pointing upwards.
Paragraphs 6 & 7 – Emphasis on Britain’s’ greatness – not requiring ideas from other countries. Big Ben
Paragraph 8 - Conclusion

Leigh Hamilton
AA100 TMA 4
In what ways did Pugin’s revival of the Gothic use tradition as a form of dissent?

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While the Contrasts focused and differences and similarities between the two historical periods, Pugin’s next book True Principles focused on the Gothic as being a true Christian architecture (Richardson, McKellar, Woods, 2008, p.128).
Pugin advocated for “pointed” or “Christian” architecture (as Pugin called then what is now referred to as Gothic style; Richardson, McKellar, Woods, 2008, p. 113) aimed to reach up to heaven, symbolising Jesus’ resurrection. Pugin stressed an
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