BUNDLE DEAL: God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain and Time's Witness: History in the Age of Romanticism by Dr Rosemary Hill

£33.99

Please note that this is a stock image, cover may be different

Buy God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain (paperback) and Time's Witness: History in the Age of Romanticism (Hardcover) together for just £33.99 plus P&P. RRP is £45.99 for both of these titles together so take advantage of this special price whilst our stocks last. 

God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain (paperback) by Dr Rosemary Hill

Pugin 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 It draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as architect, propagandist and romantic artist as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages, the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.

Pages: 624

Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.18 x 19.69 cm

ISBN: 978-0140280999

RRP for both titles combined is £45.99, however you can buy both titles in this bundle deal for just £33.99 plus Postage and Packaging.

Please be aware that due to covid-19 restrictions, access to our London Office is restricted at present. We aim to ship out purchases on the week commencing 19th July - we will notify all customers once their books have been dispatched with Royal Mail Signed For Delivery. 

Scroll Down to add this bundle offer to your shop basket. 

 

Time's Witness: History in the Age of Romanticism (Hardcover) by Dr Rosemary Hill

This new book from Dr Rosemary Hill, published on 24 June 2021 is a fascinating read! 

Between the fall of the Bastille in 1789 and the opening of the Great Exhibition in 1851, history changed. The grand narratives of the Enlightenment, concerned with kings and statesmen, gave way to a new interest in the lives of ordinary people. Oral history, costume history, the history of food and furniture, of Gothic architecture, theatre and much else were explored as never before. Antiquarianism, the study of the material remains of the past, was not new, but now hundreds of men - and some women - became antiquaries and set about rediscovering their national history, in Britain, France and Germany.

The Romantic age valued facts, but it also valued imagination and it brought both to the study of history. Among its achievements were the preservation of the Bayeux Tapestry, the analysis and dating of Gothic architecture, and the first publication of Beowulf. It dispelled old myths, and gave us new ones: Shakespeare's birthplace, clan tartans and the arrow in Harold's eye are among their legacies. From scholars to imposters the dozen or so antiquaries at the heart of this book show us history in the making.

Pages: 416

Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.8 x 24 cm

ISBN: 978-1846143120

 

RRP for both titles combined is £45.99, however you can buy both titles in this bundle deal for just £33.99 plus Postage and Packaging.

Please be aware that due to covid-19 restrictions, access to our London Office is restricted at present. We aim to ship out purchases on the week commencing 19th July - we will notify all customers once their books have been dispatched with Royal Mail Signed For Delivery. 

Choose quantity