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Art of the late Middle Ages by Hans Hellmut Hofstätter

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The result was a fantastically ingenious solution which irely propping up is art, in general, tends. as in France, over the facade, and the portals themselves are merely inconspicuous the base of the building. In the interior, thi- created an all it new piers i, the continuou •', on three sides under the lantern, The main arch is crowned by a Late Gothic crucifix such as, in hung instead above the altar just before the crossing. Typical also focal point for the eye: strainer arches were placed from top to bottom.

In the interior, there "Decorated Style" is is a stress on deeply projecting unifies the entire interior. lMJj ml '^M WW. r * ii rl' rai< 1H 1 . > --»-«- i West c. 1 1 and view of the crossing (facing page), cathedral of Saint Andrew, Wells. Begun by Bishop Reginald de Bohun completed by 1239, and the upper parts of the towers added in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries front (above) 86, Wells Cathedral is one of the great achievements of English Gothic. In the broad, screenhke organization of the west front, with towers to either side of the church rather than constituting part of there is one of the forms of horizontal arrangement to which English confined to the portals but appear openings bearing in ^ > most English 44 Statues are not it was found necessary after 1338 to reinforce the piers weight of the tower over the crossing.

This well be, because in classical equestrian statue (which formerly stood Palace, but was on of Marcus Aurelius in front removed the Capitol in 1538) tray may the Middle Ages the to of the Lateran its present post was believed to por- Constantine and, as such, had been copied repeatedly Theoderic. » '^'^, '>\ »--sft • ^1 J-^A>rt^^^^^ iiiMiiiMWl Naumburg Master.

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