An Introduction to the Study of Gothic Architecture

J. Parker, 1891 - 331 sider
The history of Gothic architecture from the Roman period to the Renaissance. Most of the text focuses on English architecture but the final section covers the Gothic style in some other European countries. Includes nearly 190 illustrations, as well as a glossary of terms.

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Side 7 - ... altars be erected, and relics placed. For if those temples are well built, it is requisite that they be converted from the worship of devils to the service of the true God...
Side 50 - Salisbury] was a prelate of great mind, and spared no expense towards completing his designs, especially in buildings; which may be seen in other places, but more particularly at Salisbury and at Malmesbury, for there he erected extensive edifices at vast cost, and with surpassing beauty, the courses of stone being so correctly laid that the joint deceives the eye, THE EAELY NORMAN PERIOD.
Side 50 - Malmesbury. For there he erected extensive edifices, at vast cost, and with surpassing beauty; the courses of stone being so correctly laid that the joint deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine that the whole wall is composed of a single block.
Side 188 - ... opening than a distinct member of the division. The roofing, from the increased richness of the groining, becomes an object of more attention. On the whole, the nave of York, from the uncommon grandeur and simplicity of the design, is certainly the finest example ; ornament is nowhere spared, yet there is a simplicity which is peculiarly pleasing.
Side 109 - Owky d, as also many other edifices in the same houses : and lastly, the church of Welles itselfe being now ready to fall to the ground, notwithstanding the great cost bestowed upon it by Bishop Robert, he pulled down the...

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