Studies of Medieval English Architecture


The Gothic Library Ltd.

About the Gothic Library

The 18th and 19th Centuries in England saw an intense and sustained interest in Gothic architecture, marked by the publication of many books of a very high quality. These books, which were to provide the academic research necessary for the Gothic Revival in architecture, are a valuable historical resource. In many cases they provide some of the most detailed and accurate studies of Gothic architecture currently available. They also represent a view of architecture in an earlier age, often illustrating the buildings before they were subject to the sometimes unsympathetic restoration fervour of the 19th Century, and always showing them in a more sympathetic context than their current surroundings.

The Gothic Library is a collection of the best and most significant of these books. Our project is to make them available through this website. There are a lot of them, so it may take some time!