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Remarks on the Architecture of the Middle Ages

Remarks on the Architecture of the Middle Ages
Especially of Italy

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108051774

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About the Authors
  • Professor of natural and experimental philosophy at the University of Cambridge, Robert Willis (1800–75) mostly lectured on mechanism, and was elected an honorary member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1838. But Willis's interests also included Italian Gothic architecture, and his observations on the style, amassed in 1832–3 while travelling in France, Italy and Germany, were presented in this book, first published in 1835. The work is a pioneering study of Italian Gothic, a mode overlooked by his contemporaries, and key examples are brought together. It places Italian Gothic architecture within a European context and argues that the style represents an evolutionary assemblage of architectural motifs from different places and earlier periods. Willis's narrative refocused attention on Italian Gothic, winning the approval of the Institution of British Architects, which made him an honorary member in the year of its publication.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108051774
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. On mechanical and decorative construction
    3. Imposts
    4. Shafts
    5. Foliation
    6. Tracery
    7. Vaulting and parts dependent upon it
    8. Doorways
    9. General arrangements and decoration
    10. Concluding summary
    Appendices A-C
    Description of the plates

  • Author

    Robert Willis

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