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Gothic architecture

Author: Paul Frankl; Paul Crossley
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2000.
Series: Yale University Press Pelican history of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Frankl; Paul Crossley
ISBN: 0300087985 9780300087987 0300087993 9780300087994
OCLC Number: 44518065
Description: 408 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Part One: The history of gothic architecture. Introduction. The aesthetic function of the rib --
The stylistic significance of the rib-vault --
The transition. The gothic rib-vaults of the first generation (1093-1120) --
Diagonality of ahafts, multipartite vaults, pointed arches, keystones --
The ridge-rib --
Vaults with arched ridges --
The early gothic period. The beginnings of the gothic structural system --
Changes in capitals and bases --
The exposed flying buttress --
Façades, towers, gables, tabernacles --
Hall-churches --
The early gothic style in the Cistercian Order --
The spread of the early gothic style and the passive transition --
The tierceron --
The high gothic style, 1194-1300. The organic unification of interior and exterior. Finials and balustrades --
The high gothic pier. Tracery. Gargoyles --
Horizontal fusion in England and Spain --
Glazed triforia. Windows and their gables. The spherical triangle. Cusps in tracery --
Façades. doors. Blind arcades and tracery. The elimination of capitals --
The tierceron star-vault --
The spread of the gothic style, 1200-50 --
Regularity of structure. Piers with grooves. Triradials --
The sharpening of profiles. Piers without capitals. The ogee curve --
Autonomous tracery --
The gothic wall --
The culmination of the high gothic style --
The spread of the gothic style, 1250-1320 --
The late gothic style --
New varieties of ribs. Liernes. Net-vaults --
Curvilinear and rectilinear --
The relaxation of strict regularity. Hall-choirs --
Pendant bosses. Flying ribs. Net-vaults with interrupted ribs. Concave-sided gables. Choirs with an even number of sides --
The fan-vault --
The spread of the gothic style in the late gothic period --
The beginnings of the flamboyant --
Variations between 1390 and 1420 --
The mature late gothic style in Germany --
The mature flamboyant --
11. Spiral shafts. Double-curved ribs. Concave profiles. Concave-sided arches. Arches like branches of trees. Diamond-vaults --
Continuous recession --
The gothic style and the style of the renaissance --
The survival of the gothic style. --
Part Two: The general problems of the gothic style. The term 'gothic' and the concept of the gothic style --
The development of the gothic style seen as an immanent pgocess --
The meaning and the purpose of church architecture --
Symbols of meaning --
Form symbols --
Gothic architecture considered as art --
Secular architecture during the period of the gothic style --
Gothic sculpture --
Gothic painting --
The gothic style and scholasticism --
The root of the gothic style.
Series Title: Yale University Press Pelican history of art.
Responsibility: Paul Frankl ; revised by Paul Crossley.

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Geographically, this survey stretches from Poland to Portugal, from Sicily to Scotland; chronologically, it ranges from Durham in 1093 to Halle an der Saale in 1530. It provides an introduction to  Read more...

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