Overview:Westminster Abbey Chapter House: The History, Art and Architecture of 'A Chapter House Beyond Compare' - This volume tells the complete story of the Westminster Abbeychapter house, which ranks as one of the spectacular achievementsof European Gothic art and architecture; and that is preciselywhat its builder, King Henry III, intended. Begun in themid-1240s, and completed within a decade, its pre-eminence wasrecognized in its own day, when the chronicler Matthew Parisdescribed Westminster as having 'a chapter house beyond compare'.Papers by leading scholars in the field of medieval art andarchitecture reveal the reasons for the construction of thechapter house and trace the possible influences upon the mastermason in charge of the project. The subsequent history of thestructure is revealed as it evolved from a meeting place of theking's Great Court, the predecessor of the English Parliament,and as a royal treasury into a repository for government archivesafter the Dissolution, home to the Public Record Office until thelate 1850s, and its subsequent restoration at the hands of SirGeorge Gilbert Scott. Now under the care of English Heritage, the chapter house hasjust been cleaned and restored again, leading to the spectacularlight-filled building that we see today, to which full justice isdone by this richly illustrated book, filled with pictures of thearchitectural and sculptural details, the medieval tilework andthe wall painting that justify the motto inscribed in the chapterhouse floor: 'as the rose is the flower of flowers, so is thisthe house of houses'.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603726836-9780854312955. It was written by the following authors: Richard Mortimer, Warwick Rodwell. Book Westminster Abbey Chapter House: The History, Art and Architecture of 'A Chapter House Beyond Compare', which can be read online, published by the company: Society of Antiquaries of London. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Fashion, Art, Photography, History. The book was published on 2010-03-15 00:00:00. It has 305 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 1429 g. File for download Westminster Abbey Chapter House: The History, Art and Architecture of 'A Chapter House Beyond Compare' has PDF format and is called westminster-abbey-chapter-house-the-history-art-and-architecture-of-a-chapter-house-beyond-compare.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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