Название: Architecture and sculpture in Early Britain: Celtic, Saxon, Norman Автор: Robert Thomas Stoll Издательство: Thames & Hudson ISBN: 050024054X Год: 1967 Формат: PDF Страниц: 356 Для сайта:gornoprom.ru Размер: 115,1 МБ Язык: Английский
The achievements of the Romanesque style—often referred to in Britain as Saxon and Norman—can in many ways be more fully appreciated in Britain than anywhere else in Europe. No other country can boast such a magnificent series of cathedrals built between the late 11th century and 1300: Durham, Winchester, Ely, Peterborough, Norwich, Chichester, Rochester, to name some of the finest. From these buildings a wealth of sculpture survives, much of it still in situ—tympana, capitals, fonts, decorative motifs on facades and arches—leading us abruptly into the teeming world of the Romanesque imagination : the passion of Christ and His saints inextricably blended with the monsters of a more remote mythology. Many of these works, such as the reliefs of the Harrowing of Hell and the Raising of Lazarus at Chichester, are masterpieces comparable with any of later times; and surviving wall-paintings, though few and mutilated, have the same sombre power.