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Decorated Vault Ceilings in British Cathedrals
By ‘Deyemi Akande, 2016 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
November 20, 2017

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If Gothic vaults were a topic at a roundtable, many would be disposed to discuss their structural brilliance, leaving only little space for the appreciation of them as art. I, quite frankly, agree that the virtuosity of a vault system is probably more recognized as a structural feat than an ornamental one, but in spite of the obvious, I am inclined to see the beauty of the structure first before exploring the structure of the beauty.
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