An Introduction to the Study of Gothic Architecture

Parker, 1861 - 251 sider
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Side 40 - There a wall set upon pillars divided the crosses from the choir, but here the crosses are separated from the choir by no such partition, and converge together in one keystone, which is placed in the middle of the great vault which rests on the four principal pillars. There, there was a ceiling of wood decorated with excellent painting...
Side 131 - 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...
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 9 - ... having nothing of his own besides his church and a few fields about it. When he was sick they set up a tent for him close to the wall at the west end of the church, by which means it happened that he gave up the ghost, leaning' against a post that was on the outside to strengthen the wall.
Side 47 - Smithfield was the church of the Augustinian priory founded in 1123 by Rahere, the king's jester or minstrel, and he obtained a charter from the king in 1133, by which time it is probable that the buildings were in an advanced state. It...
Side 39 - 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, and leads it to imagine that the whole wall is composed of a single block.
Side 58 - This chapel is in the most complete preservation ; a perfect gem of its kind, and a most singular and interesting specimen of that mixture of style which is only to be found, and could only be found in Sicily.
Side 12 - He also prayed to have architects sent him to build a church in his nation after the Roman manner, promising to dedicate the same in honour of St.
Side 114 - ... and the same arrangement is usual in the fronts of the north and south transepts, and at the west end also, when there is no tower. Sometimes the lancets are small, and have a small window over them in the gable, as at Strixton, Northamptonshire (118), which also has the sunk panels, and is a valuable specimen of plain Early English work throughout.
Side 37 - 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. 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.

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