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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy 198th Birthday Pugin!

This month we celebrate the 198th birthday of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852), the man behind the Gothic Revival!  Well, he wasn't singlehandedly behind the Gothic Revival, but he was a big part of it and he is our very favourite Gothic fanatic.  While Pugin didn't make it too far past his own 40th birthday, his career and influence were those of a man twice his age, and so we continue to celebrate him to this day.

As a side note, next year's Gothic Summit Conference will be held in honour of Pugin and his 199th birthday in the hopes that a publication celebrating his works will be ready for his 200th.  More information will be available on that conference later this year.  Who knows, there may even be a Gothic-style cake or even a Pugin face-cake at the conference...

Happy birthday, big guy - we love you!

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