Style and Civilization
by George Henderson
Penguin Books, 1967, b/w plates and b/w photographs throughout, paperback
Very Good Condition, previous owners inscriptions on front flyleaf, minor discoloration to covers, some edge/shelf wear, stain to bottom edge (see photographs)
'Notre Dame or Canterbury, exquisite illumination, stern sculpture or the stained glass of Chartre - the rich and complex nature of Gothic art has always fascinated us. Every age has held its own vision of the Gothic world - a world of barbarism, or of chivalry, or of piety. here is an attempt to reach a deeper understanding of the Gothic style by examining its many forms in the context of contemporary religious or philosophical attitudes, and against the background of the social and political order of the Middle Ages.'