Abstract/Details

Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue co-Cathedral: Christianity, Victorian Gothic Revival and Quebec's Colonial Hybrid Culture

Moubayed, Anna-Maria. 
 Concordia University (Canada) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2010. MR67135.

Abstract (summary)

Built between 1884 and 1887, Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue is a Roman Catholic Victorian Neo-Gothic church situated in the heart of Vieux-Longueuil, on the south-shore of Montreal. Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue co-Cathedral has never been studied in depth and no significant research explaining the church's architectural importance in terms of style, decoration, liturgical functions and cultural identity has ever been published until this date.

The thesis will demonstrate that Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue co-Cathedral's architectural style evokes its cultural history, illustrates Catholic ideals, beliefs and hopes, and forms its cultural identity. I will argue that the choice of the church's architectural style is not only appropriate to the main artistic trends of the period, but that it also reflects the church's historical reality composed of both French and English cultures. Furthermore, I will assert that Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue co-Cathedral's Neo-Gothic architecture suits perfectly a Catholic church's liturgical functions and allows a prayerful and meditative atmosphere. I intend to answer my thesis question by considering the relationship between Longueuil's co-cathedral and the theories on religious architecture offered by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812–1852) and the Cambridge Camden Society (founded in 1839), thereby placing the structure in an aesthetic, historical and theoretical context.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Religious history;
Art history;
Architecture
Classification
0320: Religious history
0377: Art history
0729: Architecture
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Communication and the arts
Title
Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue co-Cathedral: Christianity, Victorian Gothic Revival and Quebec's Colonial Hybrid Culture
Author
Moubayed, Anna-Maria
Number of pages
155
Degree date
2010
School code
0228
Source
MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-0-494-67135-1
University/institution
Concordia University (Canada)
University location
Canada
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MR67135
ProQuest document ID
794760678
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/794760678