What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
aisles Alcala Alfonso ambulatory Andalusia apse Arab Aragon architectural artistic Astorga Asturias Avila basilica beautiful beneath bishop building built Burgos Byzantine Calahorra capital carved Castile cathe cathedral church chapels Chief attractions choir Christian cimborio city's Ciudad Rodrigo cloister conquered Coria croisee crowned cupola decorative dedicated Dona door dral edifice elegant ensemble episcopal erected facade feet fifteenth fortress Galicia Gothic height high altar inhabitants interior king kingdom kingdom of Asturias later Leon Lugo Madrid Maria middle ages Mondonedo Moorish Moors Mudejar Navarra nave noblemen northern ogival arch Orense Osma Oviedo palace Palencia peninsula Plasencia plateresque portal prelates primitive Renaissance retablo Rodrigo Roman Romanesque saint Salamanca Santiago sculptural seen Segovia sixteenth century Spain Spanish stone style suffragan surmounted temple to-day Toledo Toro tower town transept triforium tury twelfth century unluckily Valladolid vaulting village Virgin Visigothic walls western front width XIIth century Zamora
Page 62 - ... fortunes and their own at the end! of the fifteenth, and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries in all the courts of western Europe.
Page 311 - In art and architecture, too, in the second half of the fifteenth century and the beginning of the sixteenth, there was manifested an activity in England which is without a parallel.
Page 161 - And yet at the same time it is no less true that it is not content to regard the worshipper's own religious life — which is certainly not yet complete — as without significance for God.
Page 85 - I cannot avoid pronouncing this effort of Master Matthew at Santiago to be one of the greatest glories of Christian art," and Professor AK Porter calls it " the most overwhelming monument of mediaeval sculpture.
Page 339 - Micras, about a mile from Coil-a-Creich. The village of Micras stands on the slope of the hill, to the north of the road, and is considered to be a fair specimen of the old highland clachan.
Page 93 - The form of the building is that of a Roman cross, with three domes and a meridian room at the extremities. The long axis of the cross lies east and west, with the dome for the forty-inch telescope at the western end.
Page 38 - These chapels are built in all possible styles and in all degrees of splendour and magnificence, according to the generosity of the donor.