Gothic Revival Church Architecture: from Pugin to Portland


10:00 am

Architectural Heritage Center

19th century English architect and designer Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was not only talented and prolific in those endeavors but also a writer. He published several books outlining his architectural principles and ecclesiastical designs and was a leading and vocal proponent of the Gothic Revival style. While he never traveled to the United States, Gothic Revival style church design eventually reached across the Atlantic and moved west. Presenter Kathryn L. Burton will examine several Portland churches designed in this style in relation to Pugin’s principles, in order to better understand how the style was translated across space and time. She’ll also discuss factors that influenced Pugin’s work and some of his most important designs.

Burton has a Ph.D. in Historic/Cultural Aspects of the Near Environment from Oregon State University. At O.S.U. and West Virginia University she taught design studios and lecture courses. She is currently Site Manager for the Gordon House in Silverton, Oregon, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structure in the state.

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