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Medieval Architecture (Oxford History of Art)

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Medieval architecture comprises much more than the traditional image of Gothic cathedrals and the castles of chivalry. A great variety of buildings--synagogues, halls, and barns--testify to the diverse communities and interests in western Europe in the centuries between 1150 and 1550. This book looks at their architecture from an entirely fresh perspective, shifting the emphasis away from such areas as France towards the creativity of other regions, including central Europe and Spain. Treating the subject thematically, Coldstream seeks out what all buildings, both religious and secular, have in common, and how they reflect the material and spiritual concerns of the people who built and used them. Furthermore, the author considers how and why, after four centuries of shaping the landscapes and urban patterns of Europe, medieval styles were superseded by classicism.

About the Author

Nicola Coldstream taught medieval art history for many years before becoming a deputy editor on the Grove 'Dictionary of Art', with responsibility for medieval architecture. She then edited the Soundtrack Gallery Guide at the National Gallery, London. Her books include 'Masons and Sculptors' (1991) and 'The Decorated Style. Architecture and Ornament, 1240-1360' (1994). She has published many articles on medieval architecture, decoration, and furnishings. She is now an independent scholar and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part I

Chapter 1: 'What we now vulgarly call the Gothic'

Chapter 2: Structure and Design

Chapter 3: Patron and Builder

Part II

Introduction

Chapter 4: Architectural Space

Chapter 5: Symbolic Architecture: Representation and Association

Chapter 6: Innovation and Commemoration

Chapter 7: The Future that Arrives

Notes

Further Reading

Timeline

Museums and Websites

List of Illustrations

Index

I

Introduction

1. 'What we now vulgarly call the Gothic'

2. Structure and Design

3. Patron and Builder

II

Introduction

4. Architectural Space

5. Symbolic Architecture: Representation and Association

6. Innovation and Commemoration

7. The Future that Arrives

Notes

Further Reading

Timeline

Museums and Websites

List of Illustrations

Index

I

Introduction

1. 'What we now vulgarly call the Gothic'

2. Structure and Design

3. Patron and Builder

II

Introduction

4. Architectural Space

5. Symbolic Architecture: Representation and Association

6. Innovation and Commemoration

7. The Future that Arrives

Notes

Further Reading

Timeline

Museums and Websites

List of Illustrations

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192842763
Author:
Coldstream, Nicola
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Nicola
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
European
Subject:
Architecture, medieval
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture | History | Medieval
Subject:
Art and Architecture - History - Medieval
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | Medieval
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford History of Art (Paperback)
Series Volume:
2335
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 color and 73 b/w illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.600 x 9.300 in 1.300 lb

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