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Documentation:


A hand-made accordion-book, focusing specifically on the Gothic architectural elements of  the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, located near Harlem, NY.


Length:

8-pages (including front and back cover)


Dimensions:

7'' by 7''


Materials:

4 sheets of 11'' by 17'' Matte Paper

Maroon Cover Paper

Cutting Mat

X-Acto knife
Ruler

Glue







"Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (Page 1)"

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"Coined as arguably the largest cathedral in the world, St. John's Church stands at a huge 232 feet, and longitudinally covers an estimated 121,000 square feet, extending a full avenue block to Morningside Drive in Manhattan's Morningside Heights' neighborhood.


The Cathedral of St. John was designed in 1888 and began its construction in 1892. After going through a number of reconstructions and stylistic changes throughout the duration of World War I and II, the design plan for the building settled to a Gothic-Revival form and experienced it's first opening to the public in 1941.


Thanks to the Gothic Revival movement of the mid-19th century, beautiful and picturesque architecture emerged throughout New York City in the form of ancient giants like the aforementioned, St. Patrick Cathedral, Trinity Church, and countless others.


This book will briefly showcase these Gothic architectural structures specifically throughout St. John's Cathedral, while also referencing particular art-styles that heavily influenced how buildings were captured at the time."











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 "Page 2 & 3"












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"Ornate Facade of St. John's Entrance, Morning"













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"Central Altar Room beneath the Nave"













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"Page 4 & 5"












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"Romanesque Columns 1"












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"Romanesque Columns 2"












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"Podium for Priest, located near the Center Altar Room"












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"Evening Prayer Room"












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"Page 6"












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"Morning"












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"Noon"












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"Evening"












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"Night-time"