This study of Gothic architecture traces the meaning and development of the Gothic style through medieval churches across Europe. Ranging geographically from Poland to Portugal and from Sicily to Scotland and chronologically from 1093 to 1530, the book analyzes changes from Romanesque to Gothic as well as the evolution within the Gothic style and places these changes in the context of the creative spirit of the Middle Ages.
Introduction by Paul Crossley
The High Gothic Style 11941300
The Late Gothic Style
The Gothic Style and the Style of the Renaissance
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abaci aesthetic ambulatory Amiens apse arcade architect begun Bony Branner building built capitals cathedral central century Chartres chevet choir aisles Cistercian Cistercian church clerestorey Cologne completed construction crossing decoration diagonal Early Gothic east end eastern bays exterior ﬁg ﬁgures ﬁnd ﬁnished ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂanking ﬂat ﬂoor ﬂyers ﬂying buttresses Frankl French frontal gables gallery German Gothic architecture Gothic style groin-vault hall hall church High Gothic high vaults inﬂuence interior Kimpel and Suckale Laon later medieval nave Noyon octagonal ogee arches original Parler Peter Parler piers pointed arches polygonal porch portal Prague proﬁle radiating chapels Rayonnant Reims rib-vaults ribs Robert de Luzarches Romanesque roof round Saint-Denis Sainte-Chapelle sculpture sexpartite vaults shafts side Soissons Cathedral south tower south transept spatial speciﬁcally spire stained glass Strasbourg structure stylistic Suger symbols tiercerons tion tracery transept transverse arches triforium upper wall west facade whole