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The architectural career of George Gilbert Scott Jr can be taken a succinct microcosm of many of the changes the gothic underwent in the second half of the century. His early works were influenced by Pugin and entirely English, and like Pugin he was the author of a noteworthy book on medieval architecture, Secular and Domestic Architecture, Past and Future (1858). For a time, under the influence of both Ruskin and his father, also a well-known architect, he favored the Middle Pointed variety of ...more