God's Architect by Rosemary Hill
Look inside with Google Book Preview
God's Architect
By Rosemary Hill

God's Architect

Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain

By (author) See other recent books by Rosemary Hill
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $31.09
Your Price: $27.98 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.11! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.40 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days

God's Architect by Rosemary Hill

Book Awards

  • Winner of Wolfson Literary Award for History 2008.
  • Winner of Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2008.
  • Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize: Biography 2008.

Book Description

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 It draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate his life and work as architect, propagandist and romantic artist as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages, the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

Buy God's Architect book by Rosemary Hill from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780140280999
ISBN-10: 0140280995
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 28mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author Rosemary Hill

New Lace Knitting by Rosemary Hill New Lace Knitting, Paperback (November 2015)

When it comes to stunning lace knitting, there are few names more synonymous with the craft than Romi Hill. Most known for her lace shawls, her designs have been favorited by thousands of Ravelry members and more importantly, made by thousands of knitters.

Unicorn by Rosemary Hill Unicorn, Hardback (November 2015)

A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry

Stonehenge by Rosemary Hill Stonehenge, Paperback (April 2013)

Welcoming 800,000 visitors each year, Stonehenge is the most famous pre-historic monument in all of Europe. In this title, the author guides the reader on a tour of Stonehenge in all its cultural contexts, as a monument to many things - to Renaissance Humanism, Romantic despair, Victorian enterprise, and English Radicalism.

» View all books by Rosemary Hill


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about God's Architect book by Rosemary Hill and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Rosemary Hill

Rosemary 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.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Rosemary Hill close
New Lace Knitting by Rosemary Hill
Unicorn by Rosemary Hill
Stonehenge by Rosemary Hill
Management Development by Rosemary Hill
Stonehenge by Rosemary Hill
Elements of Style by Rosemary Hill
Management Development by Rosemary Hill
BoomerangBooks.com.au close