978-0-500-51174-9 / 0500511748

The Rose Window

by Cowen, Painton

Publisher:Thames & Hudson



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HardCover. Pub Date: October 2005 Pages: 276 Publisher: Thames & Hudson Click on the Google Preview image above to the read some pages of this book! A visually sensational study of the rose window both in its own right and as a central feature of Gothic architecture. Painton Cowen has dedicated his life to the study of rose windows. Here he presents the world's best-known rose windows in over 300 new photographs and line drawings - Paris (Notre Dame). Chartres. Reims. Strasbourg. Cologne. Florence. Siena. Palma de Mallorca. Santa Maria del Mar. and New York's St. John the Divine. as well as many lesser-known. but no less astonishing. examples. Every aspect of the rose window is covered. including its possible origins in the south of Europe. its flowering in thirteenth-century France. the diffusion of styles across Europe. and modern reinterpretations. as well as the powerful...

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