Sunday, September 13, 2009

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1 March 1812 – 14 September 1852) was Great Britain's foremost architect, designer, and theorist of design of the nineteenth century, a man with extraordinary talent, verve and perspicacity. A man who believed in himself, and harboured a passion for Gothic and the Roman Catholic Church. Best remembered for his work in the Gothic Revival style, particularly churches and the Palace of Westminster.

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin 1812-1852

Augustus Welby Pugin: An Overview

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Linda S. Lichter, 1955-2009

The late sociologist Linda S. Lichter (1955-2009) wrote two books on the Victorian Era.

The Benevolence of Manners: Recapturing the Lost Art of Gracious Victorian Living
by Linda S. Lichter

In The Benevolence of Manners, sociologist Linda S. Lichter guides us on a wonderful journey back to the complex world of our Victorian ancestors, illuminating their most precious concepts and presenting a wealth of invaluable advice for our troubled times: the fine and elusive art of living...

Simple Social Graces: Recapturing the Lost Art of Gracious Victorian Living by Linda S. Lichter

A beautifully illustrated exploration of the ideals of Victorian living relates the conservative values of those times, such as national pride, hard work, thrift and family, to the resurgence of traditional ideals in today's America...

"The private world of Tasha Tudor"

An interesting book about the well known children's book illustrator Tasha Tudor and her home, garden, and way of life.

"The private world of Tasha Tudor"

Tasha Tudor has written and illustrated more than seventy-five beloved children's books since her first, Pumpkin Moonshine, in 1938. Now seventy-seven years old, she lives on a farm in southern Vermont, where she has recreated an early Victorian world. To capture this intimate portrait of Tasha Tudor, photographer Richard Brown followed her throughout a year on her farm. By interweaving Tudor's own words and more than 100 color photographs... She says, "Everything comes so easily to me from that period, of that time: threading a loom, growing flax, spinning, milking a cow". Dressed in antique clothing, spinning and weaving her own linen, cooking on a woodstove with nineteenth-century utensils, Tudor inhabits a world that in these evocative photographs speaks to all who long for a simpler existence in harmony with the seasonal rhythms of nature.

More Links:
Cellar Door Books
Tasha Tudor And Family
Tasha Tudor Museum

The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria (trailer)