Building a Cathedral. Progress at St. Mary's.

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Title

Building a Cathedral. Progress at St. Mary's.

Subject

“St Mary’s Cathedral”, “St. Mary’s church”, Cathedral, church, Catholicism, “Gothic architecture”, “East Perth”, rebuilding, “Cavanagh - architect”, masons, stonemasons, craftsmen, "guild journeyman”, stonework, stone, stained-glass, windows, “medieval village cathedrals”, transepts, sanctuary, sacristy, “lady chapel”

Description

In this newspaper article from The West Australian, the author describes progress on the building of the eastern part of St. Mary’s Cathedral in East Perth in June, 1929. He describes the Gothic design of the architecture as a particularly English style dating from the period 1370-1550, characterised by “a perpendicularity given it by the extensions of the chief mullions in the windows on to the arches and the addition of horizontal bars or transoms to divide the long lights”. The style is also notable, the article suggests, for its “great window spaces”. In the second half of the article, the author likens the intricate stonework of the 25 masons employed to work on the cathedral to that of guild journeymen building village cathedrals in the middle ages.

Creator

"Hermes"

Source

National Library of Australia
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32284566

Publisher

The West Australian

Date

Saturday, 1 June 1929, p.7.

Rights

The West Australian

Format

Newspaper Article

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Citation

“Building a Cathedral. Progress at St. Mary's.,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 16, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/70.