The Gothic Cathedral, Otto von Simson, 1964. Cover design by Paul Rand

The Gothic Cathedral, Otto von Simson, 1964

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This essay seeks to understand Gothic architecture as an image, more precisely, as the representation of supernatural reality. To those who designed the cathedrals, as to their contemporaries who worshipped in them, this symbolic aspect or function of sacred architecture overshadowed all others.

The Gothic Cathedral, Otto von Simson, 1964. Cover design by Paul Rand
The Gothic Cathedral, Otto von Simson, 1964. Cover design by Paul Rand

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