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Title :

George Gilbert Scott and restoration at Chester cathedral, 1819-1876

Author :
JANSEN, Virginia ;
Conference :
Medieval archaeology, art and architecture at Chester; London; British Archaeological Association; Leeds; Maney ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Although Scott has suffered blame for over-restoring the cathedral as he preserved it, other factors - two previous restorations, continual repair throughout the centuries, the significant roles of the dean and chapter, and the complex process of restoration - require consideration. Through examination of surviving documents, including drawings by J. Buckler and photographs taken before Scott's work, repair invoices and contracts from the cathedral muniments, and diaries - the accuracy of the 19th c. work can be assessed. Also explores how restoration decisions were taken as it considers the interconnected problematics of Victorian enthusiasm, prosperity, ecclesiological ideologies, and the process of restoration which generated its own funding and impetus. Seeks to present a multi-viewed understanding, not only to evaluate the central figures from an enlarged perspective but also to change the focus, which has been too strongly concentrated on the single figure of Sir Gilbert Scott. ;
Pagination/Size :
pl. XII-XXI; 20 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Buckler, John Chessell, 1793-1894 ; Chester (GBR), Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary (cathédrale) ; Critique architecturale ; Dessin ; Dessin d'architecture ; Eglise ; Grande-Bretagne ; Restauration ; Scott, George Gilbert I, 1811-1878 ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Architectural criticism ; Architectural drawing ; Architecture ; Buckler, John Chessell, 1793-1894 ; Chester (GBR), Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary (cathedral) ; Churches ; Drawing ; Great Britain ; Restoration ; Scott, George Gilbert I, 1811-1878 ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24981025 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 1902653084 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED KINGDOM ;