The Ecclesiologist Volume 3

The Ecclesiologist Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...Round Tower at Windsor, which Mr. Cockerell shows clearly enough to have been the Tabula Rotunda mentioned by Walsingham. From 1356 he appears to have had the charge of the works at Windsor; from 1367 to 71 his duties as Chancellor and Bishop of Winchester appear to have absorbed his attention. From 1391 to 96 he was employed on his colleges, and after 1394 he undertook his great works at his cathedral. Concerning the conclusion of these latter works after his death in 1404, we have a long and interesting extract from his will relating to the building, and to the glass with which the south side of his new works was to be adorned. We wish we could find room to follow out the parallel Mr. Cockerell draws between the ground-plans of Windsor Castle and of Wykeham's two colleges, for the purpose of displaying his merits in contriving his plans: a matter which we the more regret, because the differences of opinion we feel bound to express with his biographer on Wykeham's merits as to the arts of Christian design, extends not to those excellencies, which Mr. Cockerell so well appreciates in his general arrangement; and no one who has seen New College, and fancied what its buildings originally were, and observed what its chapel and cloister are still, can have failed to be deeply impressed with the feeling and the beauty of constructions so appropriate to the designer's intentions.f There is one respect in which we are unable to follow our biographer in his praise of Wykeham, and that concerns the mode in which he packed several buildings of common import to his colleges in one range, and under one roof. No doubt this is consistent with modern practice, and in this respect Mr. Barry's Houses of Parliament more than justify the parallel Mr. Cockerell has...
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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521323
  • 9781236521323