Title Monasteries of Western Europe The Architecture of the Orders
Edition 1st UK Edition
Publisher London Thames & Hudson 1972
0500340528 / 9780500340523
Seller ID ID282797
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm].Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ has minor mark to top front corner [where sticker has been removed] & is now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with 286 black and white photographs, engravings and plans. 263 pages The key to all understanding of western monastic architecture is a knowledge of the rules by which monks lived and the abbeys were organised. The author not only shows in detail how form followed purpose, but also includes information on original guiding texts. This revised edition includes a completely new chapter on the cathedral-monasteries of England.