High Gothic


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High Gothic

Same as the Decorated style, the second of the three phases of English Gothic architecture.
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As they drew near the end of their journey, her impatience for a sight of the abbey -- for some time suspended by his conversation on subjects very different -- returned in full force, and every bend in the road was expected with solemn awe to afford a glimpse of its massy walls of grey stone, rising amidst a grove of ancient oaks, with the last beams of the sun playing in beautiful splendour on its high Gothic windows.
It focuses on the period when the high gothic style of the French court exerted a profound influence on the sculptors and painters active at the same time in what is now Tuscany.
High gothic melodrama comes next in the form of Sikes and Nancy - adapted by Dickens from the darker side of Oliver Twist, the script became notorious in his public readings at the time.
There are exquisite examples of Byzantine ivories, Gothic enamel work from Limoges, stone figures, wooden angels, radiant alter pieces, a rare "table fountain," climaxing with the High Gothic polychrome wood and stone sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider created in the late 1400s.
And surprised he was - for when she proudly showed him the four-inch high gothic letters on her lower back, he found it impossible not to notice she'd spelt his name wrong.
HALLOWE'EN is the perfect time to look at the high Gothic designs of the Martin Brothers.
The great cathedral of Chartres is a masterpiece of High Gothic architecture, with roots pre-Christian era when Druids worshipped its site.
Indeed, Emma sees her own role as that of the Gothic villain, articulated in high Gothic style: "Of all the sources of evil surrounding [Jane] since she came to Highbury, she was persuaded that she must herself have been the worst.
The musicians are ghosts now: Art Pepper, "a thin face floating in a hot spoon"; Monk, a phantom haunting "the high gothic cathedral of his style"; Bill Evans' hands, "moody foster children.