April 16, 2013 archive

Exercise; Pugin on Gothic

Pugin believed that there were two great rules that defined Gothic architecture. These are listed in Honour & Fleming (2009 p.664) as; “There should be no features about a building which are not necessary for convenience, construction or propriety; That all ornament should consist of enrichment of the essential construction of the building.” For Pugin …

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Research Point: Romanesque/Gothic

Gothic architecture – ribbed vault   Gothic pointed arch   Gothic flying buttresses