A Catholic Architect Abroad: the Architectural Excursions of A.M. Dunn

Johnson, Michael (2021) A Catholic Architect Abroad: the Architectural Excursions of A.M. Dunn. Northern Catholic History (62). pp. 8-24. ISSN 0307-4455

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A leading architect of the Catholic Revival, Archibald Matthias Dunn (1832-1917) was principally responsible for rebuilding the infrastructure of Catholic worship and education in North-East England in the decades following emancipation. Throughout his career, Dunn’s work was informed by first-hand study of architecture in Britain and abroad. This article examines Dunn’s architectural excursions, aiming to place them within the wider context of travel and transculturation in Victorian visual culture. Reconstructing his journeys from surviving documentary sources, it seeks to illuminate the processes by which foreign forms came to influence architectural taste during the ‘High Victorian’ phase of the Gothic Revival. Analysing Dunn’s major publication, Notes and Sketches of an Architect (1886), it uses contemporaneous reviews in the building press to determine how this illustrated record of three decades of international travel was received by the architectural establishment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
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Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2021 09:29
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2023 09:15
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46347

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