[Radio script by Carl B. Compton] Part: 3 of 12
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But iti of the arts .1this a e that i: ;u spe , an f those arts, the archi-
tecture culled G-thic reached tae highest oint which man, in buildin stone uon stone
has ever attained- Notiher will we find anything to Compare with the great gothic Cath-
edral in beauty and in sublime eower. he temles of Karnak in -rcomt were larer but
te Gothic Fahedr 1_s are the more sublime.
The Rav ans iaf. added, as almost ther 1&co e c rtrbhution to art, the round arch, the
barrell vault and t.h S -. The thic architects 7, o or +it i butter. ;, it mar-
velous eGvic whereby the alls of a buildin may be almost loft out, the ceigiht of the
roof .einr supp orted by the pillars of the fiYin buttresses,.
Another signi_:icnt fact about those c-t'1'hedrals is tt --thoy wore cpr'-ivo, ien
g-ve t Cir alsnts to the service of L rS. If a m wr a stonecarver, he gave ohs
services iGarving the culputure for ?e church, if he ere but laborerlb he carried
stones an'd di dche roenial work. Ever- hne eled, and 'Ua churches woere e result of tm
labor o mngne re ions of p-1eope g:r some of the groat athedrals ruired two
hundred years and more to build. 7 ose cathedrals ere the exrressio in stone * Ieoie-
vol life. All elements are there , even humor, and pathos, and exulLtjrrio, and ocr rx,
,or these w:ere n o ordnar churches, but the exprossirn b . l( of all that they
booed Li attain.
* Thr ouwh a c nomination of what may seem ti us rather coculiar idSeas, tee men of theo
LtLois Ages S oveloped a distinctiv e stole of pain tin. Because f who Sac L that to new
st-1l of architecture allowed many windows,. a new art form, the stained Tlass windo
was developed. BecaUse the coevino: of rooruscriuts was too me o Inaical anO left no cutl :1
or creative pulses, Iao illumination of books was develo'et", ' ot so much as a sy:1
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Compton, Carl Benton. [Radio script by Carl B. Compton], item, February 18, 1936; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1164606/m1/3/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.