Corner-Oriel at Augsburg

H. W. Brewer

c. 1880

Signed with initials lower left

Source: Stevenson’s House Architecture, I, 169

“In Germany, as in other countries, the tracery abandoned geometric forms and became flowing in character like the French flamboyant. . . . The over sweetness and softness of the forms of flowing tracery, which began after a time to be felt everywhere, was counteracted in Germany, and a foil given by simply breaking off the lines of the tracery and letting them end in a broken stump, whence the variety is called Stump Tracery.

In the fine Eckfenster, or corner-oriel, at Augsburg, this kind of tracery is used as panel decoration, and also to support the base of the window, where it takes the form of intertwining branches” [continued below].

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