Re: Perfect storage for architects



On 2010-10-01, Robert Uhl <eadmund42@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You know, one reads in old books about how architects would observe the
site they were to build on, would track the sun, the moon and the stars
as they covered it over the course of a year, would mark the rains, the
winds and the seasons, then build something that would last for
centuries or millennia.

A. W. Pugin, one of the most influental English architects of the
Gothic revival in the 19th century, did occasionally not even visit
the sites during planning. He relied entirely on subordinates to
draw plans of the sites and then to implement his designs. The
cathedral in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in Ireland, for example, was
visited by him two times: Once during the ongoing construction,
and once after completion where he was aghast at the unauthorized
modifications by the succeeding bishop:

The cathedral I built, at Enniscorthy, has been completely ruined. The
new bishop has blocked up the choir, stuck the altars under the
tower!! and the whole building is in the most painful state of filth:
the sacrarium is full of rubbish, and it could hardly have been worse
if it had fallen into the hands of Hottentots.

Andreas.
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