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The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed.

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Published: 1841
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,959 / 139 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.7
LoC Category: NA
Downloads: 1,433
Added to site: 2006.11.09
mnybks.net#: 15186
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, Art
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was designated as the FLORID; though it has since received the more general appellation of the PERPENDICULAR.

This style prevailed till the Reformation, at which period no country could vie with our own in the number of religious edifices, which had been erected in all the varieties of style that had prevailed for many preceding ages. Next to the magnificent cathedrals, the venerable monasteries and collegiate establishments, which had been founded and sumptuously endowed in every part of the kingdom, might most justly claim the preeminence; and many of the churches belonging to them were deservedly held in admiration for their grandeur and architectural elegance of design.

But the suppression of the monasteries tended in no slight degree to hasten the decline and fall of our ancient church architecture, to which other causes, such as the revival of the classic orders in Italy, also contributed. The churches belonging to the conventual foundations, which had been built at different periods by th

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