The bicentenary of a great Catholic architect and artist: Augustus Pugin
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(06-13-2012, 01:54 AM)The_Harlequin_King Wrote: Oh, it's worth mentioning that even though I generally agree with Pugin and Fortescue that Baroque and Rococo architecture is pagan and unsuited for church, I'm still a fan of Baroque's champion, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. He was made by God to master marble. The problem is that not every Baroque church out there was designed by Bernini, so there are a lot of awful knock-offs. There are plenty of examples of bad Gothic, too, but I think Baroque is easier to mess up.

I love Gothic architecture, but I can see how Renassiance snobs who looked down upon their medieval forbears with a smug sense of superiority would have regarded anything but the finest of Greco-Roman architecture as unfitting for divine worship.
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