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James Goold e il revival dell’architettura gotica in Australia

Paola Colleoni    Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong    



In the Nineteenth century, the Gothic Revival style spread from Britain to influence church architecture in the colonies of the British Empire. In Australia, this style was adopted by all Christian confessions, but it was the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Mel- bourne, James Alipius Goold, who brought the Gothic Revival to a monumental scale with the commission of St Patrick’s Cathedral to British convert architect William Wardell. The analysis of the bishop’s architectural patronage in Melbourne highlights some of the trends that shaped the Australian Gothic while also revealing the peculiarities of the revived Gothic forms created by William Wardell.

04 Dicembre 2023
30 Marzo 2022

Keywords: AustraliaMelbourneNineteenth-century colonial architectureGothic Revival styleJames GooldWilliam WardellCatholic Church architecture

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