By Barry Magrill
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For this reason, the iconography of neo-Gothic churches that reflected and reinforced British, and particularly Anglican, socioeconomic and cultural advantage, in essence became unanticipated points of contention. It is also worth bearing in mind that the notion of a “modern colonial society” grew from the term Empire, coming into popular use to describe British expansion in all of its political, economic, and cultural – even religious 10 • a commerce of taste – associations. In that regard, the use of the term Dominion to describe British North America – months in advance of official Confederation 1 July 1867 – had biblical origins.
Architects kept pattern books in their libraries as reference material and used the books to train apprentices. Inexperienced builders read pattern books when they were commissioned to erect churches, particularly in rural areas where the services of an architect were unavailable. Clergymen read pattern books to stay informed about developments in church architecture, especially when they were considering building or renovating a church. Architecture enthusiasts and other members of the general public read pattern books to gain knowledge of architectural styles, architectural history, and to own images of British and European buildings in lieu of, or in anticipation of, occidental travel.
Frank Wills adopted the approach in the 1850 publication of Ancient Ecclesiastical Architecture. Coincident with the appropriation of history to serve modern demands of marketing was Wills’s disavowal of being interested in selling designs for monetary profit. His denunciation of history to facilitate contemporary economy (Wills claimed that friends persuaded him to publish a clutch of his own designs in the book) involved a ritual disavowal of making money at the expense of art. Through his disavowal of economic interest Wills asserted a greater respect for the symbolic value of his production, which would indirectly – and thus legitimately – lead to monetary benefit.