Hardcover book - as new condition. Dustjacket - near new condition with a small tear at the spine top. Systemic study of the evolution of the rose window as a feature of Gothic architecture and as an art form in its own right. Includes explanations of the iconography and the design and building of the rose window along with analyses of the glazing and geometry of key windows. The text is supplemented with 381 illustrations, including 301 in full-color. 13" by 10.5", 276 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A visually sensational study of the rose window both in its own right and as a central feature of Gothic architecture.
Painton Cowen has dedicated his life to the study of rose windows. Here he presents the world's best-known rose windows in over 300 new photographs and line drawings—Paris (Notre Dame), Chartres, Reims, Strasbourg, Cologne, Florence, Siena, Palma de Mallorca, Santa Maria del Mar, and New York's St. John the Divine, as well as many lesser-known, but no less astonishing, examples.
Every aspect of the rose window is covered, including its possible origins in the south of Europe, its flowering in thirteenth-century France, the diffusion of styles across Europe, and modern reinterpretations, as well as the powerful geometry behind the designs and the meanings specific to individual examples. Perennial favorites such as the windows at Chartres are dissected and discussed in detail.
This book provides unique insights into the development and organization of the rose window and its central position in Gothic architecture through a lucid, illuminating text and carefully selected comparative material that covers the wealth of Gothic creative activity. It also explores the greater meaning of the rose window through numerology, scholasticism, and the concept of heavenly order. 350 illustrations, 300 in color.
About the Author: Painton Cowen is the author of a number of works on different aspects of stained glass.
Title: The Rose Window Splendor & Symbol
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Thames & Hudson. Condition: Very Good. Minimal wear to cover. Pages clean and binding tight. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # LB2-00896
Book Description Thames & Hudson. Condition: Like New. Minimal wear to cover. Pages clean and binding tight. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # GB5-02390
Book Description Thames & Hudson, London, 2005. Condition: Very Good. 1st reprint in year of First Edition. More details to follow please contact if you require more information in the mean time. Book weighs 2400 grams so extra postage charges may apply. All proceeds from the sale of this item go to Amnesty International UK. Seller Inventory # 902533
Book Description Thames and Hudson, London, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First printing. First edition, 2005. Large quarto, cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 276 pp., heavily illustrated (much in color), clean unmarked text, Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket, a bit of edgewear to the dust jacket including creasing and light tearing. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Seller Inventory # s00024277
Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2005. Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Seller Inventory # 5366808
Book Description Thames & Hudson, U.S.A., 2005. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 276 pages with 301 color and 80 b&w illustrations.In original shrink wrap Barking Dog Books and Art LLC has been an independent bookseller online since 2002. Orders are processed promptly, carefully packed, and shipped with delivery confirmation. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Seller Inventory # 009948
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0500511748
Book Description Eine einzigartige, prachtvoll illustrierte Studie über eines der wesentlichen baulichen Dekorationselemente des gothischen Kathedraltyps: die Fensterrose. Chartres, Reims, Paris, Köln etc. - was wären die berühmten Kathedralen ohne die vielteilige Fensterrose, welche - meist von Westen her - den Baukörper so magisch leuchten lässt! Alle möglichen Ansatzpunkte sind betrücksichtigt, um eine detailliert und vollständige Ausarbeitung des Themas zu gewährleisten. Entwurf, Hiostorie, Verbreitung, Motivik, Aufbau u.v.m. sind berücksichtigt. Die verblüffende Gestaltungslust und das außerordentliche künstlerische wie handwerkliche Potential unserer Vorfahren an den Dombauhüttten Europas wird noch einmal in aller Prägnanz und Signifikanz vor Augen geführt. Ein unwiderstehlicher Band zum Zeitalter der Gothik. (Text englisch) 26,5 x 32 cm, 276 S., 350 Abb. u. Tafeln, davon 300 farbig, geb. Seller Inventory # 627755
Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 276pp. Full of colour illustrations. Has a "may be damaged, not exchangeable" sticker on the back. No signs of this damage. Just a small tear to jacket and slight bumping to corners. Heavy book. Postage to locations outside of the UK will be more than quoted. Seller Inventory # 017913
Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition.. original cloth hardcover,illustrated throughout,276 pages,fine in fine unclipped dustwrapper. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 95596