The Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, Amiens
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|Format: ||Paperback, 225 pages|
|Other Information: ||black & white illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 March 1984|
This engaging study introduces the reader to one of the greatest achievements of Western art: the climactic phase of Gothic architecture in the first half of the thirteenth century. Through a comparative analysis of the cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, and Amiens, the author illuminates the technical, theological, artistic, and social factors that formed the High Gothic synthesis. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, he successively characterizes the different parts of the Gothic cathedral and describes the human context of the three great buildings.
"This book is unquestionably a major contribution to our understanding of the formal organization of Gothic architecture."--Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Princeton University Press|
21.59 x 14.02 x 1.4 centimetres (0.25 kg)|
15+ years |