Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance (page 1/3)

[picture: Front Cover, Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance]

Title: Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance

Author: Smith, Roger T., F.R.I.B.A.

Published by: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Limited

City: London

Date: 1896

Total items: 6

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Gothic Chapter Head: Mediaeval Birds]

Gothic Chapter Head: Mediaeval Birds

A decorative element (a typographic ornament, or part of a border) at the head of the first chapter (the glossary) features mediaeval (medieval) bird designs. [more...] [$]

[picture: Title Page Image (detail)]

Title Page Image (detail)

A knight in armour [US: armor] rides a horse. He carries a lance, wears a sword, and fights a dragon; presumably this is St. George, patron saint of England. In the background is a castle or tower on a hill, a lady with a dog, and on the other side a windmill. Under the dragon there’s a skull and a broken spear-head. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Front Cover, Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance]

Front Cover, Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance

The book was bound with quarter-leather at one time. [$]

[picture: 30.---Sculpture from the entrance to the chapter house, Westminster Abbey (1250)]

30.—Sculpture from the entrance to the chapter house, Westminster Abbey (1250)

“Examples abound, but both for beauty and accessibility we can refer to no better example than the carving which enriches the entrance to the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey (Fig. 30).” (p. 68) [more...] [$]

[picture: Title Page, Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance]

Title Page, Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance

Gothic and Renaissance [more...] [$]

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Pictures from Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance by T. Roger Smith, F.R.I.B.A. Professor of Architecture at University College, London (Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Limited, 1896)

Roger Thomas Smith (1830 – 1903) died more than 70 years ago, and the book is out of copyright.

I bought my copy of the book at Renaissance Books UK in Broadford, on the Isle of Skye.

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