Despite the huge growth of Pugin studies in recent decades, there has been no comprehensive catalogue of his architectural output until now. In this ground-breaking study Gerard Hyland identifies over 290 executed works and at least 84 unexecuted designs spread over five countries and two continents. They are grouped by building type into eleven categories, each with an introduction. The entries comprise an architectural description plus information about patronage, later building history and a list of sources. There are also six appendices providing important background information and a summary lists of works usefully arranged by both diocese and county. Dr Hyland, a theoretical physicist by profession, has long been fascinated by Pugin's achievements and this important new book is his tribute to one of our greatest and most influential architects. It is enhanced by illustration of key buildings, nearly all in colour.
Publisher: Spire Books Ltd