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The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume IIIPartisan Anglicanism and its Global Expansion 1829-c.1914$
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Rowan Strong

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199699704

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699704.001.0001

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Anglican Art and Architecture, c.1837–1914

Anglican Art and Architecture, c.1837–1914

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(p.401) 20 Anglican Art and Architecture, c.1837–1914
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The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume III
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Ayla Lepine

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699704.003.0020

Anglicans produced distinctive Victorian art and architecture, both in Britain and throughout the complex contexts of the British Empire. The visual arts and the transformation of sacred spaces through the rediscovery of traditional crafts and motifs alongside the implementation of new materials and techniques constituted a unique cultural contribution. In churches, galleries, and many global public and private spaces, nineteenth-century art continues to assert a vast legacy. Key characteristics of the Church of England’s Victorian approaches to the arts include the Gothic Revival, Pre-Raphaelitism, and diverse quests undertaken by practitioners ranging from William Butterfield to John Byam Liston Shaw to articulate the beauty of holiness.

Keywords:   art, architecture, sculpture, decorative, painting, Gothic Revival, Pre-Raphaelites, Ecclesiological Society, John Ruskin

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