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Gothic Revival


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A revival of the Gothic style of architecture which began in the late 18th cent. with a new romantic interest in the medieval, and produced Walpole's Strawberry Hill and Beckford's Fonthill. This was followed in the 19th cent. by a more scholarly study of Gothic, expressed in the works of Pugin and the writings of Ruskin. The widespread adoption of the Gothic style transformed the appearance of English towns and cities.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.


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