James Goold e il revival dell’architettura gotica in Australia

Paola Colleoni

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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.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)207-232
Number of pages26
JournalMDCCC 1800
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2023

User-Defined Keywords

  • Nineteenth-century colonial architecture
  • Gothic Revival style
  • Catholic Church architecture
  • Australia
  • Melbourne
  • James Goold
  • William Wardell

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