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Look Inside The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture

The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture
With an Explanation of Technical Terms, and a Centenary of Ancient Terms

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108082709

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  • The first version of this three-volume work was published in 1829 as a question-and-answer book of 80 pages. The eleventh, and definitive, 1882 edition of this hugely popular, highly illustrated work, reissued here, was published at the urging of Sir George Gilbert Scott, and consists of two volumes on Gothic ecclesiastical architecture and a 'companion' volume on church vestments. Matthew Holbeche Bloxam (1805–88), a solicitor by profession, was an enthusiastic architectural historian with a passion for churches. In the preface, as well as explaining his reasons for another edition, Bloxam records his concern that some features he had recorded fifty years earlier no longer exist: 'In the so-called restorations of ancient churches, not a few historical features … have been ruthlessly, and in many cases needlessly, swept away.' Volume 1 surveys the rise, flowering, and decline of English Gothic architecture.

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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108082709
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 160 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Definition of Gothic architecture
    2. Of the different kinds of arches
    3. Of the Anglo-Saxon style
    4. Of the Anglo-Norman style
    5. Of the semi-Norman style
    6. Of the Early English style
    7. Of the Decorated English style
    8. Of the Florid or Perpendicular English style
    9. Of the Debased English style
    Explanation of technical terms
    Centenary of ancient terms
    Index of cathedrals and churches
    Index, chiefly to notes.

  • Author

    Matthew Holbeche Bloxam

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