Windows of the Canterbury Cathedral of England Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Windows of the Canterbury Cathedral of England
A description and analysis of the stained glass windows in the Canterbury Cathedral of England.
# 44001 | 2,670 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 11, 2003 in Architecture (Buildings) , Architecture (European) , Art (General)

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This paper examines the three windows of the Canterbury Cathedral of England, the Beckett windows, the Royal windows and the windows of the North Choir Aisles. The paper provides an in-depth analysis of these windows and considers their strengths and weakness to the viewer and what they represent as a whole.

From the Paper:

" The Gothic period overlaps the second half of the Romanesque; that is it gets underway around 1140 in Northern France as a distinctive innovate force within the mature Romanesque. By the thirteenth century, Gothic art began to prevail in France and spread throughout western and central Europe. It lasted through the fourteenth century and well into the fifteenth principally in the westernmost countries. The decline of Gothic was hastened by great new developments in Italy, developments, as one knows as the Renaissance. It is important to remember that Gothic originated in France and is essentially a French phenomenon (Aubert, 1965). By the years 1200 to 1215 the fundamental medieval institutions and social structures which one has seen evolving since the eleventh century and earlier were all in place: the papal government of the Church based in Rome; centralized governments in Northern France and in England; the feudal barons, the towns with their diverse populations of citified barons, merchants, bankers, trade and craft guilds; the universities with their new professions of scholars and jurists; the migrant band of builders, masons and masters, who now came to be associated with the major building sites; the secular bishops and clergy of the cities, who had begun to replace the great monasteries in power, influence, patronage of learning and the arts."

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