Tim Barringer: Yale professor to examine effects of Gothic Revival

Source: Daily Utah Chronicle, 3-9-11

The College of Humanities’ Gordon B. Hinckley Lecture Series will feature Yale art historian Tim Barringer on Thursday night.

fdsa“Barringer will be talking about the neo-gothic architecture movement when it was in revival in the mid-1800s, and how it inspired architecture and pop culture,” said Rachel Leiker, graphic designer for the College of Humanities.

Gothic Revival gained force as a widespread cultural phenomenon in 18th-century England and inspired a return to medieval forms of architecture. The Palace of Westminster in London, which includes Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, is an example of neo-gothic architecture during that period.

Barringer specializes in art from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, as well as the visual culture of both the United Kingdom and the British Empire, Leiker said.

Barringer serves as the Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art and director of Graduate Studies at Yale University, according to his faculty website. He has worked at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and studied at the University of Cambridge.

The Gordon B. Hinckley Lecture Series is supported by the Gordon B. Hinckley Endowment for British Studies at the College of Humanities.

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