CDR-1297: SR Set: Gothic Architecture

Building upon Romanesque foundations (CDR-1295), this Image Set explores the soaring heights and airiness of Gothic architecture, not only from its cradle in France at St. Denis, but its spread to England, Italy and Germany. Each region and culture adapted and modified the Gothic style to suit its own aesthetic as well as its local materials and building techniques. The availability of limestone, sandstone, and brick when combined with ribbed vaults, flying buttresses and pointed arches all served to enrich the glorification of the church in the Middle Ages. References used: Whitney S. Stoddard, Monastery and Cathedral in France, 1966. Marvin Trachtenberg & Isabelle Hyman, Architecture: from Prehistory to Postmodernity, 2nd ed., 2002; and Geoffrey Webb, Architecture in Britain: The Middle Ages, 1956.



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Title: Ulmer Münster (Ulm Cathedral)
Description: base of tower and narthex with tympanum on inside wall
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ulmer Münster (Ulm Cathedral)
Description: narrative relief on tympanum of interior wall of narthex: Book Genesis & portrayal of Fall of Man
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ulmer Münster (Ulm Cathedral)
Description: Gallery figures above portal with St. Andrew centered above the S pillar
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ulmer Münster (Ulm Cathedral)
Description: general view of tower beneath the spire
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ulmer Münster (Ulm Cathedral)
Description: close upper detail: spire and tower. tallest church spire in world: 161 meters high
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ulmer Münster (Ulm Cathedral)
Description: painted wall above crossing between nave and choir
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Title: Ulmer Münster (Ulm Cathedral)
Description: diagonal view of decorated pillars of S nave: sculpture and roundels
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.