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by Nikolaus Pevsner
4-Perpendieular England
The perpendicular style of English architecture is unknown elsewhere. Dr. Pevsner suggests that it illustrates several aspects of English character. It offers a solution to the builder's problems but it is a solution marked by rationality rather than poetic imagination and it does not set out to express a sense of mystery.
The building is designed upon a grid; part is added to part, squarely. Decoration is by repetitive pattern, sometimes sculptural, as in the great screen wall of Lincoln Cathedral, sometimes in diapers which could be extended indefinitely, and the building is not conceived as one construction kneaded together and completed.
\ Dr. Pevsner suggests that this lack of plastic development is also evident in English sculpture and he finds in it an English ' principle of insubordination.'


Unknown: Nikolaus Pevsner

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