Into Thin Air: France, Germany, and the Invention of the Openwork Spire

Bork, Robert
March 2003
Art Bulletin;Mar2003, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
Presents an explanation for the invention of the openwork spire. Argument about the emergence of the monument type in the Rhineland about 1300; Factors that can explain why the openwork spire format did not emerge in the heartland of French Gothic architecture; Notion that explains the dynamics of innovation in Gothic architecture.


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