The Rose-Window

  title={The Rose-Window},
  author={Helen J. Dow},
  journal={Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes},
  pages={248 - 297}
  • Helen J. Dow
  • Published 1 July 1957
  • Art
  • Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes
The rose-window is a consistent feature of the Gothic churches in the liede-France,' but not of those in Normandy; and there has been a tendency, therefore, to regard it as an un-Gothic interruption in the total design of the church front. For Professor Erwin Panofsky, the French rose-window contrasted with its architectural setting as strongly as a Non with a Sic, until the intrusion was masked by the development of Flamboyant tracery.2 The rosewindow, at first sight, seems to stand apart from… 
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