The Gothic Cathedral - Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order

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As the subtitle makes clear, the focus of this book is the origin of the revolutionary concepts embodied in the Gothic Cathedral. While it goes into plenty of detail about the architectural details, what fascinated me was the historical and cultural context, and especially the examination of the medieval mindset in general and in particular the philosophical developments of the 12th century - the metaphysics of "measure and number and weight" being applied to the arena of architecture.


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