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Rose Window

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ISBN-10: 0500511748

ISBN-13: 9780500511749

Edition: 2005

Authors: Painton Cowen

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A visually sensational study of the rose window both in its own right and as a central feature of Gothic architecture. Painton Cowen has dedicated his life to the study of rose windows. Here he presents the world's best-known rose windows in over 300 new photographs and line drawings--Paris (Notre Dame), Chartres, Reims, Strasbourg, Cologne, Florence, Siena, Palma de Mallorca, Santa Maria del Mar, and New York's St. John the Divine, as well as many lesser-known, but no less astonishing, examples. Every aspect of the rose window is covered, including its possible origins in the south of Europe, its flowering in thirteenth-century France, the diffusion of styles across Europe, and modern…    
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 10/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 276
Size: 10.75" wide x 1.32" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 5.192
Language: English

Introduction : the rose window and the gothic experience
From darkness to light : the origins of the rose window
The age of the rose : innovation in the thirteenth century
Experiments in form : from curvilinear to flamboyant
Decline and revival : post-medieval roses
Cycles of meaning : iconography and enlightenment
The geometry of light : designing and building the rose window
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