"Of Gothic Extraction" : Appleton's Preservation Campaign and the French Gothic Revival

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1998

GUSN

GUSN-169691

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Description

William Sumner Appleton, founder of SPNEA, based his philosophy of preservation on ideas from two cultures: the English concern with a building's "visual skin" and the French concern with the building's skeleton. Appleton's campaign used both concerns in perfect harmony.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 41

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1998.076.265.003

Abstract

William Sumner Appleton, founder of SPNEA, based his philosophy of preservation on ideas from two cultures: the English concern with a building's "visual skin" and the French concern with the building's skeleton. Appleton's campaign used both concerns in perfect harmony.

Date Notes

Volume 76, Number 265 (Fall/Winter 1998)

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Originator

Kevin D. Murphy (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1998). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

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Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England