ABC of Gothic Architecture

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James Parker, 1892 - Architecture - 265 pages
 

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Page 2 - SintTruiden, at the end of the eleventh century and the beginning of the twelfth...
Page 174 - THE GENERAL APPEARANCE of Decorated buildings is at once simple and magnificent; simple from the small number of parts, and magnificent from the size of the windows, and the easy flow of the lines of tracery. In the interior of large buildings we find great breadth, and an enlargement of the clerestory windows, with a corresponding diminution of the triforium, which is now rather a part of the clerestory opening, than a distinct member of the division. The roofing from the increased richness of the...
Page 30 - 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.
Page 26 - Here it was committed to the ground within the tower, attended by many of the nobility, though lamented by few. Next year,* the tower fell; though I forbear to mention the different opinions on this subject, lest I should seem to assent too readily to unsupported trifles, more especially as the building might have fallen, through imperfect construction, even though he had never been buried there.
Page 26 - Winchester, the blood dripping from it all the way. Here it was committed to the ground within the tower, attended by many of the nobility, though lamented by few.
Page 35 - You must know however, good reader, that I never saw the choir of Lanfranc, neither have I been able to meet with any description of it.

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