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" It is characterised by the pointed arch ; by pillars which are extended so as to lose all trace of classical proportions ; by shafts which are placed side by side, often with different thicknesses, and are variously clustered and combined. Its mouldings,... "
A Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture - Page 62
by John Henry Parker - 1838 - 144 pages
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The History of Civilization, Volume 7

Amos Dean - Civilization - 1869
...necessary side thrusts and buttresses to meet them. " The Gothic," says -Mrs. Whewell, " is characterized by the pointed arch ; by pillars which are extended so as to lose all classical proportions; by shafts which are placed side by side, often with different thicknesses, and...
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Art and Art Industries in Japan

Sir Rutherford Alcock - Art - 1878 - 292 pages
...until the revival of the classic order in the sixteenth century — characterized by pointed arch and pillars, which are extended so as to lose all trace of classical proportions, by shafts placed side by side, often of different thicknesses, and as variously clustered and combined. In the...
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William Langland

John Norton-Smith - Social Science - 1983 - 144 pages
...unchanged till the final extinction of the style: it is thus defined by Mr. Whewill: 'It is characterized by the pointed arch; by pillars which are extended...combined. Its mouldings, cornices and capitals, have not the classical shapes and members; square edges, rectangular surfaces, pilasters and entablatures...
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The Magazine of Science, and Schools of Art, Volume 3

Science - 1842
...may be called; but it is now generally understood as distinct from it, and is thus admirably defined by Mr. Whewell : — " It is characterised by the...classical proportions ; by shafts which are placed eide by side, often with different thicknesses, and are variously clustered and comhined. . Its mouldings,...
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