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  1. The Gothic Cathedral
    The Gothic Cathedral
    The Gothic Cathedral
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  2. The Gothic Cathedral

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The Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages are among the world's supreme architectural achievements.

Hundreds of these great churches were built throughout Europe in a rich variety of styles between c. 1130 and c. 1530, all of them representing an investment of money and effort so immense that it is difficult to find a modern parallel. Christopher Wilson focuses here on the interaction between design and the requirements of patrons, following the creative processes of architects by reconstructing the problems and opportunities that they faced. He discusses chronology, structural techniques, and stylistic developments and then goes further, seeing the story as a sequence of choices from which new challenges and solutions arose. 221 illustrations.

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Christopher Wilson
Wilson, Christopher
2nd Revised
Thames Hudson
Thames & Hudson
Thames & Hudson
Thames & Hudson
Thames & Hudson
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Christoper Wilson's "The Gothic Cathedral: The Architecture of the Great Church, 1130-1530" 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. It is true that the photos are only black-and-white so the reader cannot wholly grasp the glory of stained glass windows, but the photographs nonetheless render the Gothic architectural features and details with great clarity. This combination of excellent text and superb illustrations makes Wilson's book ideal for either close, intensive study or simple joyful browsing. I cannot imagine that anyone who appreciates glorious Gothic architecture would not find Wilson's "The Gothic Cathedral" not only a valuable but also a necessary addition to his or her library.
Very detailed and too much info on pure, dry architecture. I don't think I will finish this one. It's a hard read, and not enough easy illustrations. It's very detailed but probablyof more interest to the real architect.
What a magnificent book. After being totally enthralled with Pillars of the Earth (in book and TV movie), my husband was surprised and thrilled to receive this book. It's educational and beautifully portrays the unbelievable architecture of the past centuries. A truly worthy addition to our historical library.
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