Title MONASTERIES OF WESTERN EUROPE : The Architecture of the Orders
Book Condition Very Good +
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher United Kingdom Thames & Hudson 1993
0500272018 / 9780500272015
Seller ID 008111
263pp., b/white photographic illustrations, and plans, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper is slightly browned on edges of rear (text) panel, and has a small, soft corner crease to front panel. "When it was first published, Professor Braunfels' book at once established itself as a definitive work. For this edition he revised the text and added a new chapter on the cathedral-monasteries of England. After tracing the beginning of monasticism in the West, the narrative details in turn the architecture of St Gall, Cluny, the Cisterians, the Cathusians, the Mendicant orders, and the abbey buildings and complexes of the baroque period. The conclusion covers the monastic revival of recent times and Le Corbusier's La Tourette. An appendix gives the original religious rules which dictated the form of monasteries . . . " Book weight approx. 1.7kg. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.
Architecture, Monasteries, Cathedrals, Europe