Thursday, August 2, 2012

Medievalism in action

The next major article will deal with how the Victorians embraced medievalism. While I work on it, here's a stove designed by the great architect Augustus Pugin in the Gothic style for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Delicious.


  1. That is an interesting stove, but how does it vent? I don't have an issue with the aesthetics, but it doesn't seem to embrace current technology that made stoves more efficient like Benjamin Thompson's improvements of the British stove in the early part of the 19th century. Is it suppose to be venting under the floor?

    Anyways I like your new blog and you should diffinately pursue this academically.

    Benjamin McBride

  2. Good question. I have no idea about the workings of 19th century stove technology.

  3. Glad to see you blogging! I'm linking to you. Don't write anything that enrages me!! (I'm joking.)

  4. Thanks! I'll link you as well.... but first, I need to address your questions about The Dark Knight Rises point-by-point. Getting on that now.