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Lectures on the Rise and Development of Medieval Architecture Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R384
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Lectures on the Rise and Development of Medieval Architecture Volume 1 (Paperback): George Gilbert Scott

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Lectures on the Rise and Development of Medieval Architecture Volume 1 (Paperback)

George Gilbert Scott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 Excerpt: ...endless, and the groups of mouldings in these capitals are among the most beautiful in the whole range of Gothic architecture; and the addition of this beautiful feature to our rich treasury of forms of capital is of infinite value. The abacus of the moulded capitals is not necessarily round. There are many instances of its being square, and still more of its being octagonal--a form which is continued through the later periods of English architecture. I ought to have mentioned that in its normal condition the abacus is in a separate stone from the rest of the capital, though convenience frequently suggests its being in one. When marble shafts, however, are used, it is far better that the same material be used also for the abacus. Next in importance to the column as a characteristic of the style, we must place the Window. Indeed, it has generally been made to take the precedence of it, and is no doubt that by which the date of a building is most readily ascertained and its style defined. The Romanesque windows were simply openings with round heads, the jambs and arches being either perfectly plain, moulded, with or without enrichment, or the jambs shafted. These windows were most usually isolated, but were here and there grouped into couplets, triplets, etc., or made to form portions of continuous arcading. In the early days of the transition the windows remained unaltered, otherwise than as to the general refinement of their details. Later on the arches were made pointed, and their proportions somewhat elongated; and even in the fully-developed Early Pointed style--properly so called--the window differs little in principle from that of the Romanesque period, though, in fact, it assumes a widely different form, through its carrying towards their ultimate res...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: George Gilbert Scott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-61349-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-130-61349-6
Barcode: 9781130613490

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