Monday, October 25, 2010

Permanence, Verticality, Iconography

Michael S. Rose identifies the "qualities present in all the truly great churches of Christendom" — The Three Natural Laws of Catholic Church Architecture. The article serves as a nice companion to Matthew Palardy's post on "perhaps the finest example of Gothic ecclesiastical architecture and one of the greatest temples of Christendom" — 750th anniversary of the consecration of Chartres Cathedral.

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