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Medieval Church Vaulting [Princeton Monographs in Art and Archaeology V]
Book #: 009266

Author: Ward, Clarence
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Place: Princeton, NJ
Year: 1915
Edition: First Edition

Book Cond.: Near Fine Condition
Jacket Cond.: Good
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 4to
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Top edge gilt – bright, rich condition. Dark blue gilt stamped cloth and teal gilt stamped paper over boards, ix, 192 pages, Index, Bibliography, illustrated with black-and-white photographs and plans. Chapters include Nave and Aisle Vaults; Transept and Crossing Vaults; Apse Vaults; Ambulatory Vaults. In a paper dust jacket that was chipped at spine ends top edges, bottom edges, top corners, pieces missing at these locations. Now in a Brodart jacket. "The student of medieval architecture, especially of the Gothic era, finds perhaps it strongest appeal in the peculiar structural character which it possesses. Only in the Middle Ages was the structure truly allowed to furnish its own decoration, and the decoration itself made structural. And by far the greatest single problem of construction was that of vaulting. Knowledge of vaulting is, therefore, essential for the thorough student of medieval architecture." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3 lbs 2 oz. Category: Architecture; Art & Design. Inventory No: 009266.