Archive of June 2013 - Transforming Cities

Palace of Pugin at the Birmingham & Midland Institute

on June 28th, 2013 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

The Gothic Revival architect Augustus Pugin married three times, had eight children, became bankrupt, and was committed to an asylum. How did he survive this and build the Houses of Parliament? The author and urban designer Nick Corbett, fromTransforming Cities, will tell how the compelling true-life story of Pugin and…

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Parliamentarians to visit Pugin’s legacy in Birmingham

on June 25th, 2013 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

Peers and MPs from the All Party Parliamentary Arts and Heritage Group are hoping to visit Birmingham to inspect Pugin’s legacy on their next explorative field trip this autumn. Lord Crathorne chairs the group and Lord Cormack is its president. Pugin’s work in Birmingham includes St Mary’s College Oscott on…

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Is this England’s oldest Gothic masterpiece?

on June 14th, 2013 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

The Westminster Retable is one of the most important examples of English church panel painting and it is a Gothic masterpiece.

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