A systematic study of the rose window, both as an art form in its own right and as a central feature of Gothic architecture, this illustrated volume is set to become the definitive study of this most appealing of subjects. Num Pages: 276 pages, 381 illustrations, 301 in colour. BIC Classification: ACK; AMC; WFS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 328 x 270 x 30. Weight in Grams: 2356. . 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. . . . . 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
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Book Condition: New
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Some shelf wear. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001565615
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2005. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Of all the creations of the Gothic age, the rose window surely ranks as one of the most beguiling and seductive. Even today, over 800 years since the first rose was created at St Denis, these fantastical webs of stone and glass continue to fascinate and inspire, whether in the form of the richly decorated 13th-century windows at Chartres and Notre-Dame, the 16th-century windows at Beauvais, or the expressive 20th-century window at Washington Cathedral. This is the first systematic study of the rose window both as a central feature of Gothic architecture and as an artform in its own right. After a brief overview of the history of the rose window, four chapters trace the evolution of the form over nine centuries, from its origins and the early wheel windows to the rapid spread of the Rayonnant rose, from the phenomenal displays of the Flamboyant to the powerful reinterpretations of the present day. Two further chapters explore the iconography and the design and building of the rose, giving detailed analysis of the glazing and geometry of key windows such as Lausanne and the Sainte-Chapelle. Throughout, the rose is placed in the broader artistic and architectural context to show how it responded to - and sometimes inspired - major stylistic shifts. The book is completed with a Gazetteer of rose windows arranged by country. With over 200 different roses illustrated in breathtaking, newly made photographs, and covering Europe and North America, this spectacular volume is set to become the definitive study of this most appealing of subjects. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0500511748
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2005. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87390466
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0500511748
Book Description Thames & Hudson, London, 2005. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 902533
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Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97805005117494.0
Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, 2005. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 5366808
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2005. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near New. First Edition. 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 # 008570
Book Description Thames & Hudson Inc., New York, 2005. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 276 pp. 301 colour illustrations. 80 b/w illustrations. "This is the first systematic study of the rose window, both as a feature of Gothic architecture and as an art form in its own right" - The Publishers. Includes chapters on the historical development of the rose window from medieval examples up to the 20th century as well as technical information on its design and construction methods. Also includes a gazetteer and map, notes, bibliography and index. Internally in fine condition with no marks or additions. An unread retail store copy with no visible wear or damage. Maroon textured paper covered boards with stamped gilt titles on the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustjacket is protected by clear plastic book wrap. Large, heavy book, due to weight (2.35 kg/5.17 lbs + packaging) additional shipping charges are required. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008652