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St Stephen's Chapel

St Stephen's Chapel
And its Place in the Development of Perpendicular Style in England

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521242783

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  • This 1955 book examines the beginnings of 'Perpendicular'. A reconsideration of the structures themselves and of their documentary background drastically corrected previous ideas, and all this knowledge is made use of and extended by the author. Dr Hastings sets forth the whole theory of the incidence and discrimination of principles and practice of the Court School of masons and decorators, taking as his focal point the building of St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster (1292–1347). Dr Hastings introduces his main subject by an examination of the 'New Work' of St Paul's Cathedral, by a survey of masons employed on royal buildings, and by a study of the surviving evidence relating to the Eleanor Crosses. He concludes with an essay on the tomb design of England and France within his period, by an examination of the contemporary works at Windsor, Ely, Gloucester, and by a final chapter summing up his conclusions. The book is richly illustrated by reproductions of old plans and drawings, and by photographs.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521242783
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    Preface
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    Part I. The 'New Work' of St Paul's Cathedral (I)
    Part II. The Masons
    Part III. The Eleanor Crosses
    Part IV. St Stephen's Chapel in the Palace of Westminster:
    1. The authorities
    2. The dating of St Stephen's Chapel
    3. Mr Thomas of Canterbury and the trasura
    4. The upper vestibule
    5. Description of St Stephen's Chapel
    6. The bell tower
    7. The alura
    8. The cloister and Canon's houses
    9. The buttresses and towers
    10. The King's Closet and the Chapel of St Mary in the pew
    11. The upper chapel, interior
    12. The upper story and roof
    13. The window tracery
    14. The east front
    15. The pulpitum and stalls
    16. Interior decoration
    Part V. The 'New Work' of St Paul's Cathedral (II)
    Part VI. Tombs and shrines
    Part VII. Other buildings and works
    Part VIII. Work at Windsor Castle
    Part IX. Ely and Gloucester
    Conclusion: the court style of London
    The plates
    Index.

  • Author

    Maurice Hastings

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