High Gothic: The Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, Amiens by Hans JantzenHigh Gothic: The Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, Amiens by Hans Jantzen

High Gothic: The Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, Amiens

byHans Jantzen

Paperback | March 21, 1984

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This engaging study introduces the reader to one of the greatest achievements of Western art: the climactic phase of Gothic architecture in the first half of the thirteenth century. Through a comparative analysis of the cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, and Amiens, the author illuminates the technical, theological, artistic, and social factors that formed the High Gothic synthesis. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, he successively characterizes the different parts of the Gothic cathedral and describes the human context of the three great buildings.

Title:High Gothic: The Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, AmiensFormat:PaperbackDimensions:225 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 21, 1984Publisher:Princeton University Press

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ISBN - 10:0691003726

ISBN - 13:9780691003726

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from educational This book explain in simple words the concept of the Gothic architecture. It does not go in the details of the theology that is intermingle with the Gothic style, but it is a very good introduction for new readers on the topic or people that want to perfect their knowledge.
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This engaging study introduces the reader to one of the greatest achievements of Western art: the climactic phase of Gothic architecture in the first half of the thirteenth century.

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"Jantzen's method of analysis is a happy mixture of the archaeological approach of the early twentieth-century French historians of medieval architecture and of the more theoretically-minded German schools."--Robert Branner, journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism