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Author Bremner, G. A., 1974-

Title Imperial gothic : religious architecture and high Anglican culture in the British empire, c. 1840-70 / G.A. Bremner
Published New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, [2013]


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Description xv, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents Introduction -- Anglicanism and the British Colonial World: Transplanting the Faith ---- 1. In Principio: The Foundations and Early Development of Colonial Ecclesiology --- 2. The Colonial Cathedral: Monumentalising the Apostolic Tradition --- 3. Adaptation and Invention: The Theory and Practice of Acclimatisation --- 4. Symbolism and Identity: Faith, National Form and the Politics of Empire --- 5. Conflict and Confrontation: Architecture in an Age of Sectarianism --- 6. 'A church [almost] as it should be': The High Noon of Colonial Ecclesiology --- 7. Bringing the Empire Home: Mission Work and Church Extension in the British Isles ---- Conclusion -- The Imperial Dimension: Anglican Architecture and its Influence
Summary The Gothic Revival movement in architecture was intimately entwined with 18th- and 19th-century British cultural politics. By the middle of the 19th century, architects and theorists had transformed the movement into a serious scholarly endeavor, connecting it to notions of propriety and "truth," particularly in the domain of religious architecture. Simultaneously, reform within the Church of England had worked to widen the aesthetic and liturgical appeal of "correct" gothic forms. Coinciding with these developments, both architectural and religious, was the continued expansion of Britainʹs empire, including a renewed urgency by the English Church to extend its mission beyond the British Isles. In this groundbreaking new study, G. A. Bremner traces the global reach and influence of the Gothic Revival throughout Britainʹs empire during these crucial decades. Focusing on religious buildings, he examines the reinvigoration of the Church of Englandʹs colonial and missionary agenda and its relationship to the rise of Anglican ecclesiology, revealing the extraordinary nature and extent of building activity that occurred across the British world. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-461) and index
Subject Church architecture -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture, British colonial -- History -- 19th century.
Anglican church buildings -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture and society -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Nationalism and architecture -- Great Britain.
LC no. 2012028576
ISBN 9780300187038 (cl : alk. paper)
0300187033 (cl : alk. paper)
Other Titles Religious architecture and high Anglican culture in the British empire, c. 1840-70