The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order, by Von Simson, Otto Georg
- ISBN: 9780691018676 | 0691018677
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/1/1988
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This essay seeks to understand Gothic architecture as an image, more precisely, as the representation of supernatural reality. To those who designed the cathedrals, as to their contemporaries who worshiped in them, this symbolic aspect or function of sacred architecture overshadowed all others. To us, it has become the least comprehensible.