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- DescriptionPugin was one of Britain's greatest architects and his short career one of the most dramatic in architectural history. Born in 1812, the son of the soi-disant Comte de Pugin, at 15 Pugin was working for King George IV at Windsor Castle. By the time he was 21 he had been shipwrecked, bankrupted and widowed. Nineteen years later he died, insane and disillusioned, having changed the face and the mind of British architecture. God's Architect is the first full modern biography of this extraordinary figure. It draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as architect, propagandist and romantic artist as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages, the bitterness of his last years and his sudden death at 40. It is the debut of a remarkable historian and biographer.
- Author BiographyRosemary Hill is a writer and historian and a trustee of the Victorian Society. She has published widely on 19th and 20th century cultural history and sits on the editorial board of the London Review of Books. From 2004-05 she was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.
- PrizesWinner of Wolfson Literary Award for History 2008 and Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2008. Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize: Biography 2008.
- Author(s)Rosemary Hill
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication07/08/2008
- SubjectBiography: The Arts
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Content Note8pp b/w, 8pp colour inset
- Weight475 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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