"The Gothic Cathedral" focuses on the interaction between design and the requirements of patrons, following the creative processes of architects by reconstructing the problems and opportunities which faced them.
Christopher Wilson presents the essential facts on such aspects of chonology, structural techniques and stylistic developments; and then goes further, seeing the story as a sequence of choices from which new solutions - and still greater challenges - arose.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, 221 illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/1992
- Category: History of art / art & design styles
- ISBN: 9780500276815
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Review by janepriceestrada
This is a good text about medieval cathedrals for art and architecture historians. The text is extremely detailed and good for use for classroom purposes but difficult to get through for pleasure.