Wednesday, 6th February 2019
“Pugin’s Legacy in Cork and Ireland”
Tony Harpur *
independent art historian
at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre
reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m. All welcome, non-members €15, students €5.
AWN Pugin was the foremost architect of the 19thcentury Gothic revival in England, Ireland, and Tasmania. Although well known for his superb decoration of the Palace of Westminster, Pugin’s archaeologically correct designs buildings set the standard for Gothic revival structures, including churches, houses and institutional buildings. He influenced the work of many other architects, including JJ McCarthy and George Coppinger Ashlin (his son-in-law) in Ireland. Pugin’s only known work in Cork is a pair of houses in Midleton, but his designs left an impressive legacy after his death in 1852.
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