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Kenneth Clarke writing of the Gothic revival said: It changed the face of England, building and restoring churches all over the countryside,...

Kenneth Clarke writing of the Gothic revival said: It changed the face of England, building and restoring churches all over the countryside,.

Pugin's design for church tiles, hand-drawn and colored

Pugin's design for church tiles, hand-drawn and colored

Lampas-woven textile with tulips, silk and silver lamella. Turkey; 2nd half of 16th century. Large, stylized tulips make it a fine example of the highly original and magnificent patterns that were designed in the Ottoman court studios. So much gold and silver thread was used for certain textiles that the sultans prohibited their production for periods, since they drained the reserves of precious metals.

Islamic textile w/gold & silver thread and tulip motif.Lampas-woven textile with tulips, silk and silver lamella Turkey; half of century, Ottoman Empire

Barry and Pugin: Architect and Designer (14)

Barry and Pugin: Architect and Designer

W. N. Pugin’s awesome St Giles R. C. Church, Cheadle, Staffordshire. A revelatory vision of colour, decoration and delight.

Pugin’s awesome St Giles R. A revelatory vision of colour, decoration and delight.

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin - Wallpaper design for the House of Lords' Library - Fine Arts Reproduction

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin - Wallpaper design for the House of Lords' Library - Fine Arts Reproduction

An original design by A W N Pugin taken from a set of vestments at Pugin's own church St Augustine's Ramsgate and rewoven for St Chad's Metropolitan Cathedral, Birmingham. Cotton and silk.

An original design by A W N Pugin taken from a set of vestments at Pugin's own church St Augustine's Ramsgate and rewoven for St Chad's Metropolitan Cathedral, Birmingham. Watts and Co.

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