By Lyn Macdonald
If this publication had a sub-title it may possibly adequately be no matter what occurred to Kitchener's military? The Somme occurred to it. whilst the conflict of the Somme complete Kitchener's military used to be all yet accomplished, too. It appeared on the time that the rustic might by no means recover from it – and it by no means has.
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Fortunately, St Giles, Cheadle, one of his most spectacular churches, designed for the Earl of Shrewsbury, still contains all its original furnishings, including the floor tiles. Pugin, who was received into the Roman Catholic church in 1835, became a passionate convert. His publications, advocating Gothic as the only true ecclesiastical style, were very influential. So, also, were his designs. Benjamin Ferrey, writing Recollections of A. Welby Pugin in 1861, stated that ‘among the various objects occupying Pugin’s attention, not one received a greater share than the revival of the manufacture of encaustic tiles’.
Reproduced by courtesy of Society of Antiquaries, London) a wall monument in the south aisle, not designed by the Stantons. During the eighteenth century, ledgers were increasingly associated with wall monuments, and the lettering on both often came from the same craftsmen. The lettering on the Grinling Gibbons monument to Archbishop Lamplugh in York Minster is identical to that on his ledger stone nearby. The outstanding concentrations of medieval ledgers occur at Exeter and Lincoln Cathedrals, many with marginal inscriptions in Latin or medieval French.
Artists include Pinturiccio and Beccafumi. Subjects range from biblical to allegorical themes. Some sgraffito panels. 12 Lucca Cathedral, Tuscany, Italy. Fifteenthcentury marble pavement (Photograph, Jane Fawcett) widespread flooring materials in Italy up to the present day. St Peter’s, Rome, has a bold geometric pavement of contrasted coloured marble in the nave and aisles, while the Renaissance floors of the Vatican are paved with many superb designs including several Cosmati variants. The fictive cube design, giving a three-dimensional impression, was used as early as 1566 in the chancel of Palladio’s San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, and later throughout Europe in both churches and secular buildings.
Somme by Lyn Macdonald