Front elevation Cologne Cathedral, Germany, displaying all the elements of the High Gothic style
This front elevation of the cathedral at Cologne, Germany depicts all the elements of the High Gothic style -- overwhelming verticality achieved with pointed arches, windows, and doors, and twin pointed towers. This landmark structure was begun in the year 1248, but was not completed until 1880. The 19th century contruction followed surviving plans and drawings.
This image appears in an eight-volume set on German architecture by Ernst Förster published in the 1860s.