The Decorated Style: Architecture and Ornament, 1240-1360
English Decorated style flourished from the mid-13th to the mid 14th century. Although it is usually portrayed as a style of architecture, it is better understood as a fusion of architecture and ornament - paint, stained glass and sculpture - which created specific religious and secular effects.
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