‘Pugin and the Revival of the Gothic Tradition’

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‘Pugin and the Revival of the Gothic Tradition’

AA100-TMA04, Option 2 ‘Pugin and the Revival of the Gothic Tradition’
Essay Plan
Title: In what ways did Pugin dissent from tradition?
Introduction:   Refer to question.
          State what the essay will look at.
          Give my argument – Pugin dissented from some tradition but
          was also a traditionalist.
Paragraph 2: Pugins dissent from classical/protestant architecture and design.
Show this by giving comparison between the classic and gothic.
Use plate 2.4.8 for evidence
Paragraph 3: Pugins dissent from concepts held about architecture/design.
Explain that classic/tradition focused on aesthetics of building,
          whereas Pugin introduced new theories. These are:
          a) Relationship between architecture and society
          b) Relationship between architecture and surroundings
          c)   The concept of ‘Propriety’
          Using his artwork and writings for evidence.
Paragraph 4: Give opposing view of Pugin as a ‘radical traditionalist’.
          Explaining that his personal view makes him a traditionalist yet his way of thinking makes him a radical.
          Refer to St. Chad’s (traditionalist) and Functionalism (radical)
Conclusion:   Summarise points and arguments.
Put in MacNiece quote to justify my argument.
Word count and bibliography.
Essay Title: In what ways did Pugin dissent from tradition?

The following will aim to explore the ways in which Pugin dissented from tradition. This will be illustrated by exploring Pugin’s traditional views of architecture and comparing them to the classical architecture that had been prevalent since the Reformation. Then it will look at Pugin’s theories, concepts and values which differed from those in the neo-classical and Protestant society. In addition to this, the assignment will consider Pugin as a ‘radical traditionalist’ (McKeller, 2008, p.131) and the legacy he left for the future generation. All these points indicate dissent. Pugin was both a...
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