Tuesday, 15 November 2016

#15 Gothic Revival Lithography Machine

Lithography Machine, McFulloch & Co, Glasgow, 1842, National Archives (BT42/6-N°108), London 

While le patent is linked to the machine itself and its technique rather than its look, it is interesting to note that the design incorporates some gothic elements. This machine illustrates the trend in machinery to have some fashionable motifs especially gothic motifs as a token quality. 

Monday, 14 November 2016

#14 Wallpaper Renaissance - Gothic Style

Wallpaper, F.Scott & Co, Pimlico, 1840, National Archives (BT42/14-N°214), London
Wallpaper, F.Scott & Co, Pimlico, 1840, National Archives (BT42/14-N°214), London

This wallpaper is a representation of a mix of Gothic and Renaissance motifs in a rich velvet fabric. The simple colours, beige and red, are closer to the Gothic Revival idea whereas the shadows emphasise the fake depth of the motifs contrary to Pugin's principles.   

Sunday, 13 November 2016

#13 Gothic Revival Glass Dish

Covered Dish, Anonymous, 1835-40, New England (USA), Pressed Glass, MET, New York.

#13 This covered glass dish is another example of the importance of the Gothic Revival movement on everyday-life and how present this style was in homes. This particular dish could have been used for special occasion or as part of a set to match the style of the dining room.