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The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of St. Saviour (St. Marie Overie)

  • Kartonierter Einband
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Excerpt from The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of St. Saviour (St. Marie Overie): With a New Appendix and Ninety-Three Illustrations "That is a holy luxury: Nature ministers to that in her painted meadows, and sculptured forests, and gilded heavens; the Gothic builder ministered to that in his twisted traceries, and deep-wrought foliage, and burning casements." - Rusk in: Stones of Venice. The Forest Type. "The Gothic Church plainly originated in a rude adaptation of the forest trees with all their boughs to a festal or solemn arcade, as the bands about the cleft pillars still indicate the green withes that tied them. No one can walk in a road, cut through pine woods, without being struck with the architectural appearance of the grove, especially in winter, when the bareness of all other trees shows the arch. In the woods on a winter afternoon one can see as readily the origin of the stained-glass window, with which the Gothic Cathedrals are adorned, in the colours of the western sky seen through the bare and crossing branches of the forest. The forest overpowered the mind of the builder. His chisel, his saw and plane still reproduced its ferns, its spikes of flowers, its elm, oak, pine, fir and spruce. The Gothic Cathedral is a blossoming in stone, subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man. The mountain of granite blooms into an eternal flower, with the lightness and delicate finish, as well as the aerial proportions and perspective, of vegetable beauty." - Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays (History). "The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them - ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems; in the darkling wood, Amid the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication." Bryant: A Forest Hymn. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Titel: The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of St. Saviour (St. Marie Overie)
Untertitel: With a New Appendix and Ninety-Three Illustrations (Classic Reprint)
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EAN: 9781330513118
ISBN: 1330513118
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 380
Gewicht: 508g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2015

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