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The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order. Expanded Edition
Gothic Cathedral, The, by Von Simson, Otto
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 21st 1988 by Princeton University Press
(first published January 1st 1974)
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Mar 07, 2013 Barnaby Thieme rated it 5 of 5 stars
Von Simson's "The Gothic Cathedral" is a profound and deeply illuminating exploration of the cultural, religious, and aesthetic factors that shaped the development of those magnificent cathedrals of France beginning in the mid-twelfth century. In the light of his extensive preperatory analysis of medieval aesthetics and theology, he delves into two case studies, Abbott Suger's St.-Denis in the outskirts of present-day Paris, and the Notre Dame Cathedral of Chartres. The former cathedral is the f ...more