April 20, 1207, a large part of the cathedral of Magdeburg, Germany, was destroyed by fire. The bishop, Albert II, a man of great culture and ability, began in 1208 the reconstruction of his church in the pointed style which was then replacing the round-arched or Romanesque style. The architect employed was one Bonensack, who is represented in a little figure which serves as a bracket supporting a three-quarters column in the nave of the church. His work is probably confined to the choir.
Plan and section of the cupola of the Church of Sta. Maria in Castello at Corneto.
Capital from the Church of Sta. Maria in Castello.
Plan, side elevation, and longitudinal section of Sta. Maria in Castello at Corneto; of the twelfth century.