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The Gothic Revival and Design

A. Welby Pugin: The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture

London: 1841 Sp Coll q58

Pattern of Modern Gothic Paper
Page 25

... it may not be amiss to mention some other absurdities ... I will commence with what are termed Gothic-pattern papers, for hanging walls, where a wretched caricature of a pointed building is repeated from the skirting to the cornice in glorious confusion, - door over pinnacle, and pinnacle over door. This is a great favourite with hotel and tavern keepers (page 25).


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