The Gothic cathedral: origins of Gothic architecture and the medieval concept of order.

by Otto Georg von Simson, 1912-

1956

Status

Available

Call number

NA4830.S5

Publication

Publisher Unknown

Description

French cathedrals and Gothic architecture. "The Gothic Cathedral is the most stimulating and comprehensive work on the subject to date. . . . If the cathedrals are to be understood, Mr. von Simson rightly declares, they must be seen not in the light of twentieth-century esthetic observation, but of twelfth-century religious experience, through which the supernatural permeated every aspect of human existence. . . . The resulting interpretation of the monuments is a critical tour de force."--Allan Temko, The New York Times Book Review. "Not since Mont-St.-Michel and Chartres has so poetic and so evocative a study of the Gothic movement been published. . . . The Gothic Cathedral is based on a wide factual as well as intuitive knowledge, transformed by the author's illuminating style into a text both formidable and pleasurable."--The Virginia Quarterly Review.… (more)

Original publication date

1956
1962 (2nd)
1988 (3rd)

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34662000587938
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