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Pugin Exhibition and Lecture Series at the Irish Architectural Archive, from 2 March

Published: Monday, February 20, 2012


The bi-centenary of the birth of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin is marked with an exhibition of Pugin drawings by the Irish Architectural Archive from the Ashlin & Coleman Collection.  The exhibition runs at the IAA from 2 March, following its formal opening on 1 March. It is also accompanied by a lecture series. The programme can be downloaded from this link: Pugin Lecture Series.

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited to 50. For booking and further information please contact the Irish Architectural Archive at T 01 6633040 or slincoln@iarc.ie

A designer of buildings, furniture, metalwork, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, wallpaper and books, Pugin was responsible for the adoption of the Gothic Revival style as the national style of Victorian Britain and so transformed completely architecture in Britain and Ireland. Perhaps best remembered for the Palace of Westminster clock tower known as Big Ben, Pugin was passionate about the application of medieval principles to modern design. After his conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1835, he looked towards Ireland with its overwhelmingly Catholic population for commissions to design Catholic churches and religious institutions. Pugin’s Co. Wexford churches at Gorey, Tagoat and Barntown and the great seminary at Maynooth are among his best ecclesiastical designs. www.iarc.ie


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