Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore.
Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore
(1812 - 1852) English architect and designer. Pugin, whose father, Augustus Charles Pugin (1762 - 1832), was also an architectural draftsman and writer on Gothic architecture, was the most prominent theorist of the great Gothic Revival in England in the first half of the 19th century. In Contrasts (1836) he called for a return to the morally superior social order of the Middle Ages, as embodied in the architecture of that period. He argued for authenticity of Gothic reproductions in The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture (1841) and worked with Charles Barry (1795 - 1860) on the design, furnishing, and decoration of England 's Houses of Parliament.