Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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An article from the Wall Street Journal on the work of Duncan Stroik published on 18 March 2010:
By CATESBY LEIGH
. . . . Duncan Stroik, a 48-year-old, Yale-educated professor at Notre Dame’s architecture school . . . . has labored long and hard to reconnect Catholic artistic patronage with its ancient heritage.
Tireless labouring . . . or shameless plundering of architecture’s back catalogue? :rolleyes:
Speaking of which, that High Altar at the church of San Paolo Fuori Mura in Rome, posted by Praxiteles, looks a tad familiar.
the original 13th century gothic alter canopy on the left and the gothic revival Albert memorial on the right.
Apparently there was controversy at the time [1860s] over the Albert Memorial, because of the similarities in the design to that of the Albert Memorial in Manchester.
However, writing in his Recollections, the architect George Gilbert Scott suggested his own design was original:
Yeah right :rolleyes: