The ecclesiological gothic revival churches of Edward Brickell White

Author:
Rast, David Heber, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia
Advisors:
Wilson, Richard, AR-Arch History Dept, University of Virginia
Wiebenson, Dora, Department of Urban and Environmental Plannin, University of Virginia
Reilly, Lisa, AR-Arch History Dept, University of Virginia
Abstract:

The architectural works of Edward Brickell White have fascinated me since I was a small boy. I initially knew his Market Hall and spire for St. Philip's Church, but eventually discovered his wide array of superb buildings in Charleston. I readily understood his classical revival structures, but his Gothic Revival Huguenot and Grace Churches puzzled me. Almost in a veritable sea of classicism these monuments stood out to me as cultural outposts of a movement not quite fully understood in the South. In the work of this thesis, I have attempted to move beyond the graces of Charleston, and discuss all churches by White in the Gothic Revival style advocated and propagated by nineteenth-century ecclesiologists.

Degree:
MARH (Master of Architectural History)
Keywords:
White, E. B., (Edward Brickell), 1806-1882, Gothic revival (Architecture), United States, Church architecture, Architecture, History, 19th century
Language:
English
Rights:
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Issued Date:
1991