Pugin’s Contrasts Rotated – Out of Print

James Langdon
This publication makes a corrective gesture. A.W.N. Pugin's 1836 book Contrasts presented a comparative analysis of what Pugin considered the glorious buildings of the Middle Ages and the detestable architecture of his own time. The etchings that illustrated this work originally appeared awkwardly paired on single pages. Here photocopies of 15 pairings from Contrasts are rotated 90 degrees and reproduced on facing pages, as part of an ongoing enquiry by the author into the book as an active site of display.

32 pages, b/w ills
148 x 210 mm mm, Paperback, 2011


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