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Gothic: the age of the cathedral.

by Paul Simonsen

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Published by Exposition Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civilization, Medieval.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesAn Exposition-university book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCB353 .S49
    The Physical Object
    Pagination333 p.
    Number of Pages333
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5218677M
    ISBN 100682470775
    LC Control Number75114069
    OCLC/WorldCa97969

      The great Gothic cathedrals of Europe are among the most astonishing achievements of Western culture. Evoking feelings of awe and humility, they make us want to understand what inspired the people who had the audacity to build them. This engrossing book surveys an era that has fired the historical imagination for centuries.   "This marvelous book recreates the building of a French Gothic cathedral from the hewing down of half a forest to the placement of the last sheet of lead on the spire. Macaulay uses voluminous knowledge and pen-and-ink sketches accompanied by a brief clear narrative." Time Magazine. From the Publisher/5(8).

      CATHEDRAL takes readers back to a time when an entire community, using ingeniously simple tools, could create something so strong and beautiful that it might stand e hoisting stone, timber, bronze bells, glass, sculptures, and carvings feet or more above the ground.4/5.   Hugo's book wasn't simply a work of fictionit was a meditation on architecture in general, and on the architecture of the Gothic age in particular, and it defined a vision of these things in the same way that Dickens described a version of London that has now become inseparable from that city's stones.4/5(2).

      The towering Gothic cathedral, marking the center of the town of Chartres, somehow captures the spirit of the 13th century — the . The Gothic Age Possible Introduction Standing before a piece of Gothic art, whether it is a painting, sculpture or a cathedral, you are drawn to a visual exploration like none you have ever seen. Where does the art start and end? The style of .


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Gothic: the age of the cathedral by Paul Simonsen Download PDF EPUB FB2

A Caldecott Honor Book Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay's imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children's literature and a Cited by: "The Gothic Cathedral is the most stimulating and comprehensive work on the subject to date If the cathedrals are to be understood, Mr.

von Simson rightly declares, they must be seen not in the light of twentieth-century esthetic observation, but of twelfth-century religious experience, through which the supernatural permeated every aspect of human existence/5(10).

The Gothic age, as has often been observed, was an age of vision. The supernatural manifested itself to the senses. In the religious life of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the desire to behold sacred reality with bodily eyes appeared as the dominant theme.

Architecture was designed and experienced as a Gothic: the age of the cathedral. book of an ultimate. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Simonsen, Paul, Gothic: the age of the cathedral.

New York, Exposition Press [] (OCoLC) Gothic architecture (or pointed architecture) is an architectural style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages.

It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance originated in 12th century northern France and England as a development of Norman architecture.

Its popularity lasted into the 16th century, before Influenced: Gothic Revival architecture. French Gothic architecture is an architectural style which emerged in France inand was dominant until the midth century. The most notable examples are the great Gothic cathedrals of France, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, Reims Cathedral, Chartres Cathedral, and Amiens main characteristics were the search for verticality, or height, and the innovative Country: France.

Gothic architecture, architectural style in Europe that lasted from the midth century to the 16th century, particularly a style of masonry building characterized by cavernous spaces with the expanse of walls broken up by overlaid tracery.

Chartres Cathedral Chartres Cathedral, France. Top Photo Group/Thinkstock. Read More on This Topic. A prayer book, known as the book of hours, became increasingly popular during the Gothic age and was treated as a luxury item.

The Hours of Mary of Burgundy, produced in Flanders c. contains a miniature showing Mary of Burgundy in devotion with a wonderful depiction of a French Gothic Cathedral behind her. The Gothic cathedral: origins of Gothic architecture and the medieval concept of order | Otto Georg von Simson | download | B–OK.

Download books for free. Find books. The "radiant" style of Gothic architecture, dominant in the second half of the 13th century and associated with the French royal court of Louis IX at Paris. respond An engaged column, pilaster, or similar element that either projects from a compound pier or some other supporting device or is bonded to a wall and carries one end of an arch.

The most impressive Gothic church in eastern France is in Strasbourg, where its venerable cathedral — another "Notre-Dame" — is a true jaw-dropper. This Gothic spectacle somehow survived the French Revolution, the Franco-Prussian War, and both World Wars.

What is a gothic cathedral. Romanesque architecture was introduced during the first part of the Middle Ages, between the 6 th and 10 th centuries.

It featured massive structures, slit windows, semicircular arches and very thick walls. Gothic evolved from this style, becoming much more decorative and refined.

Author David Macaulay hosts CATHEDRAL, based on his award-winning book. Using a combination of spectacular location sequences and cinema-quality animation, the program surveys France's most famous.

This engrossing book surveys an era that has fired the historical imagination for centuries. In it Robert A. Scott explores why medieval people built Gothic cathedrals, how they built them, what conception of the divine lay behind their creation, and how religious and secular leaders used cathedrals for social and political purposes.

Cathedral was one of DeMille's early books. It was first published in As I read the book, I continued to note how different the story is, pre, from more current writings/5. Gothic windows at Gloucester Cathedral. After the great flowering of Gothic style, tastes again shifted back to the neat, straight lines and rational geometry of the Classical era.

It was in the Renaissance that the name Gothic came to be applied to this medieval style that seemed vulgar to Renaissance sensibilities. At Notre Dame of Paris, perhaps the best-known Gothic cathedral, Stefaan van Liefferinge, a physicist turned art historian, uses a laser.

The Gothic Cathedral by Wim Swaan and a great The Cathedral in Medieval Society by Christopher Brooke. First published, Firm binding, clean text. Age toning, edges & endpapers lightly soiled.

1st thus. light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has chipping and wear on the cover edges, foxing on the page edges. Goths. Today the term Gothic Age refers to the period of art and architecture immediately following the Romanesque.

It is regarded to be an era of outstanding artistic achievement. The most easily recognized feature of the Gothic style is the pointed or Gothic arch.

Figure shows one common design. GOTHIC ADVENTURE Exploring the gothic style of Washington National Cathedral ABSTRACT A three-part program that is Common Core friendly and introduces architectural concepts and explores the relationship between gothic architecture, math, science, and art.

Each lesson is about an hour. Worksheets and handouts are attached at the end of each Size: 2MB. Christoper Wilson's "The Gothic Cathedral: The Architecture of the Great Church, " is a superb survey of cathedrals and large European churches constructed across four centuries, not only filled with an incisive text but also wonderfully illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and exquisite photographs/5(22).

Scott's book is an entertaining and readable overview of the culture of Gothic cathedral building in Europe, particularly France and England. A sociologist by trade, Scott shows himself to be well-studied in the literature of cathedral building, but has a tendency to base large passages on single books/5.Cathedral Age, Vol Issue 4 carved Cathedral Age Cathedral Church Cathedral Council Chapel Chapter Choir choirmaster Christ Christian clergy College of Preachers color Committee Communion completed conference congregation consecrated Dean diocesan diocese dral Edgar Priest England Episcopal faith Faribault Father friends George.