Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance (page 2/3)

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

Front Cover, Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance

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

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

Title Page, Architecture: Gothic and Renaissance

Architecture
Gothic and Renaissance [more...]

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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: 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: 7.---House of Jacques Cœur at Bourges (Begun 1443)]

7.—House of Jacques Cœur at Bourges (Begun 1443)

“‘Second only in importance to the churches and religious buildings come the military and domestic buildings of the Gothic period (Fig. 7).” [more...]


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