Definition of Augustus Pugin from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Augustus Pugin

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(1812-52) an English architect and designer. He was a leading figure in the English Gothic Revival, and had an important influence on the Arts and Crafts Movement. Pugin was a Roman Catholic, and designed several Catholic churches and cathedrals, but is best remembered for his work with Charles Barry on the decoration inside the Houses of Parliament.