A fake book for a book about fakes! After being invited to rewrite my dissertation as an essay to be entered in a competition, I also imagined it as old book one might come across in a second-hand book shop. The dissertation and later essay argued that the influence of neo-gothic follies to the Gothic Rival had been under-evaluated  hence far. 
This re-evaluation found the ways in which neo-Gothic follies influenced the wider Gothic Revival can perhaps be broadly
sorted into 3 categories; the influence of the neo-Gothic folly through its use as a tool for experimentation, as
precedent, and as a method of building that encouraged stylistic extremity. It found neo-Gothic follies to have had
an influence on the three significant buildings of the Gothic Revival examined and indicates that this is may be
similarly true of much of the domestic architecture of the early revival. Finally, it also highlighted a pattern of
prominent architects of the 18th century using follies as a tool for experimentation with Gothic before deploying
developed ideas in larger domestic commissions.
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