Early Medieval Architecture as Bearer of Meaning by Gunter Bandmann

Early Medieval Architecture as Bearer of Meaning

byGunter Bandmann, Kendall Wallis, Hans Böker

Kobo ebook | June 1, 2010

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This classic text -- continually in print for more than half a century -- analyzes the architecture of societies in western Europe up to the twelfth century that aspired to be the heirs to the Roman Empire.

Gunter Bandmann was an eminent German historian who wrote on architecture and church history. Kendall Wallis is the humanities and social sciences librarian at McGill University. Hans Böker is professor of architectural history at McGill University.
Title:Early Medieval Architecture as Bearer of MeaningFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231501722

ISBN - 13:9780231501729

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Table of Contents

Bearing Bandmann ís Meaning: A Translatorís Introduction
Form and Type
1. The Problem of Meaning in Architecture
The Essence of Meaning
The Medieval Work of Art
Aesthetic Meaning
The Current State of Research on Symbolic and Historical Meaning in Architecture
Sources and Methods: The Sources
Sources and Methods: The Methods
2. The Symbolic Meaning of Buildings According to Written and Visual Sources
The Written Sources
The Visual Sources
3. Historical Meaning
Tradition and Habit
Turning Toward Historicity
The Effects of Historical Meaning
4. The Decline of Symbolic and Historical Meaning
Reform and Secularization
The Predominance of Artistic Tendencies
The New Awareness of Space
Afterword by Hans Josef Bˆker

Editorial Reviews

Thanks to Kendall Wallis's careful translation the English-speaking world now has the opportunity to rediscover ideas that have endured for more than half a century.