Gothic Architecture

ISBN-10: 0300087993

ISBN-13: 9780300087994

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Paul Crossley, Paul Frankl

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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 looks at Gothic architecture, and gives a history and analysis of Gothic style.
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List price: $47.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 6/10/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 406
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

Introduction
Foreword
Maps
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 Shafts, 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
Facades, 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
Facades. 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
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
The Term 'Gothic' and the Concept of the Gothic Style
The Development of the Gothic Style seen as an Immanent Process
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
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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