The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order - Expanded Edition by Otto Georg Von SimsonThe Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order - Expanded Edition by Otto Georg Von Simson

The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order - Expanded…

byOtto Georg Von Simson

Paperback | July 21, 1988

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Title:The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order - Expanded…Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:July 21, 1988Publisher:Princeton University Press

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ISBN - 10:0691018677

ISBN - 13:9780691018676

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This essay seeks to understand Gothic architecture as an image, more precisely, as the representation of supernatural reality. To those who designed the cathedrals, as to their contemporaries who worshiped in them, this symbolic aspect or function of sacred architecture overshadowed all others. To us, it has become the least comprehensible.

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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.