Lutyens’ Liverpool Cathedral

The Walker Art Gallery is exhibiting Sir Edwin Lutyens’ model for the design for Liverpool’s Roman Catholic cathedral, a design that was abandoned and eventually led to the construction of “Paddy’s Wig-Wam“.  There’s a good article from The Guardian here about the model. The design was so complex and ambitious, that even the model was never completed, its domed design in some ways reminiscent of London’s St Paul’s cathedral, but with more complex detail and what appears to be a Byzantine influence.  Just the dome itself appears to be about five feet tall, and the entire model has received extensive renovation. The exhibition runs from Jan. 27 to Apr. 22. Get more information and links (image is c The Walker Art Gallery)


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