God's Architect - Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
Newhaven Yale 2009
First edition. 601pp illustrated. Fine in dw. 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 It draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as architect, propagandist and romantic artist as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages, the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.This book has received excellent reviews as both an architectural and cultural biography.