Tuesday, July 31, 2007

More on Architecture

I was browsing about looking for the gothic revival work of an architect someone introduced me to lately, John Francis Bentley.

While I hadn't yet found what I was looking for in that regard, I did manage to stumble across a few beautiful examples of gothic revival architecture from outside of England, where my own focus has tended to be.

The first image is a church designed by the Austrian, Heinrich von Ferstel, Votivkirche Wien, 1856–1879:

The second image, a theoretical project titled, Ideal Gothic Church demonstrates the lofty aspirations of Frenchman, Eugene Viollet-le-Duc. The theoretical church seems like a cross between Salisbury Cathedral with its central tower and, Notre Dame and Cologne.

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