Room 122d: Gothic Revival

Gothic Revival, Room 122d

The display on the Gothic Revival in the mid 19th century beginning in Room 122 continues here. The Gothic style which dominated architecture and decoration in the middle ages became the most popular revival style in Britain in the 19th century. The Victorians used it not just for churches but for every type of building, including banks, houses and railway stations. The characteristic Gothic motifs of pointed arches, spires and turrets were applied to domestic objects such as clocks and bread plates.

Room 122d is on Level 4 of the V&A South Kensington.

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Examples of Gothic Revival style:

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

22 March – 13 July 2014. Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.

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Christopher Dresser: A Design Revolution

Christopher Dresser: A Design Revolution

Originally published to accompany the first complete retrospective of Christopher Dresser's work at the V&A in 2004, this extensively illustrated …

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Event - The English Country House

Tue 01 July 2014 11:00

4 WEEK SHORT COURSE: This course explores the architecture, interiors and decoration of the greatest country houses of England, ranging from the Medieval manor, to the Jacobean powerhouse, the Georgian mansion, and the Gothic Revival castle.

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