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Remarks on Church Architecture (Volume 2)

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    John Louis Petit (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841. Excerpt: ... minster ranges from Early English to Advanced Perpendicular. The transepts admit only the lancet-arch: the front of the northern one, with its row of windows, called the five sisters, is among the finest specimens of the style. The Complete Gothic, with geometrical tracery, occurs in the chapter-house, as well as other parts of the building. The Flowing Decorated, in its best form, pervades the west front, verging, however, towards Perpendicular in the upper part of the towers: the choir is Early Perpendicular, and the central tower somewhat later. Yet there is no abruptness,--all might have been the work of one hand. At Gloucester the massive Norman members of the choir are overlaid with a network of the finest Florid Gothic, and crowned by a lofty clerestory of the same. The tower, certainly the richest in England, is supported by transepts which hardly attempt to disguise their Norman features. The long Norman nave of Winchester is transformed into Perpendicular, the tower and transepts remaining unaltered. Many of our country churches are actually heaps of chapels built at different periods: and such are generally the most striking and picturesque. And we even see the gables of fronts changed over and over again, to suit different successive repairs, and yet betraying in no one of their stages a want of due proportion: therefore he who is really acquainted with the principles of the art may repair, enlarge, and beautify, without fear. But alas for the building which falls into the hands of an ignorant or presumptuous restorer! I do not speak under the influence of any strong antiquarian feeling: I do not look upon the preservation of a quaint figure, or a curious moulding, as a matter of higher importance than the admission of hundreds of my fellow-Ch...
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  • John Louis Petit (Author)
  • General Books LLC (1 Feb. 2012)
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