Medieval Architecture in Western Europe: From A.D. 300 to 1500 Includes CD by Calkins, Robert G.Medieval Architecture in Western Europe: From A.D. 300 to 1500 Includes CD by Calkins, Robert G.

Medieval Architecture in Western Europe: From A.D. 300 to 1500 Includes CD

byCalkins, Robert G.

Hardcover | January 1, 1998

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For the first time, instructors of Medieval Architecture have a selective survey that obviates the need to piece together teaching material from several sources. Medieval Architecture in Western Europe: From A.D. 300 to 1500 presents a selection of major monuments of Medieval Europeanarchitecture in a single volume. Beginning with a study of structural antecedents found in late Roman architecture, the author examines Early Christian borrowings and transformations and selected representative types of Byzantine buildings. The following chapters cover the development of themonastic complex, traditional forms of Northern timber construction, and the contributions of the Carolingian and Ottonian empires. Spanish structures from the seventh century through the tenth century set the stage for the development of the Romanesque style, examined in its various regionalmanifestations. After identifying the structural sources of Gothic architecture, the author presents the evolving regional Gothic styles, Late Gothic elaborations and innovations, and representative types of secular architecture. The text concludes with an informative chapter on medieval buildingpractices and the tradition of the Master Mason. Medieval Architecture in Western Europe: From A.D. 300 to 1500 is thoroughly illustrated with plans, sections, diagrams, and photographs, and also includes an IBM-compatible CD-ROM, featuring over 800 supplementary views and details of the buildings discussed, all in color. Filling the gap betweengeneral surveys of architectural history and specialized works on specific periods and regions, this book is ideal for introductory courses in Medieval Architecture, but will also satisfy any reader with an interest in the Middle Ages.
Robert G. Calkins is a History of Art Professor at Cornell University. He has considerable experience with medieval architecture, having written two other books on this subject, Monuments of Medieval Art and Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages.
Title:Medieval Architecture in Western Europe: From A.D. 300 to 1500 Includes CDFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 7.6 × 10.12 × 0.91 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195112415

ISBN - 13:9780195112412


Table of Contents

Preface1. CLASSICAL ANTECEDENTSStructurePlan and Aesthetic EffectsArchitectural Details and Symbolic Form2. EARLY CHRISTIAN BUILDINGS TO A.D. 500Early Christian Meeting PlacesThe Early Christian BasilicaCentralized BuildingsCombined Structures3. JUSTINIAN'S BUILDINGSHaghia Sophia and Its PrecursorsOther Buildings Under Justinian4. LATER BYZANTINE VARIATIONS5. EARLY MONASTICISM AND NORTHERN TRADITIONSThe Growth of MonasticismNorthern Timber ConstructionGallo-Roman and Merovingian Buildings6. CAROLINGIAN ASSIMILATIONS AND INNOVATIONS7. OTTONIAN CONTINUATIONS8. VISIGOTHIC, ASTURIAN, MUSLIM, AND MOZARABIC BEGINNINGS IN SPAIN9. EARLY ROMANESQUE SOLUTIONS10. ROMANESQUE STYLES IN FRANCEDeveloping Romanesque in BurgundyRomanesque Pilgrimage ChurchesThe AuvergnePerigord and AquitaineCistercian Reactions11. OTHER ROMANESQUE VARIATIONS: GERMANY AND ITALYGermanyItaly12. ANGLO-SAXON, NORMAN, AND ANGLO-NORMAN ROMANESQUEAnglo-Saxon EnglandNorman RomanesqueAnglo-Norman Romanesque13. EARLY GOTHIC IN FRANCE14. THIRTEENTH-CENTURY GOTHIC IN FRANCE15. REGIONAL GOTHIC STYLESEnglandGermanyItaly16. THE RAYONNANT STYLE IN FRANCE AND EUROPEAN IMITATIONS17. LATE GOTHIC ELABORATIONS AND INNOVATIONSEngland: Decorative and Perpendicular StylesFrance: The Flamboyant StyleSpain: New VariationsItaly: An Interpretation of Northern SuggestionsGermany, Prussia, Bohemia: Net Vaults and Cellular Vaults18. SECULAR ARCHITECTURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES19. MEDIEVAL BUILDERS AND BUILDING PRACTICESNOTESSELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Editorial Reviews

"Clear, compact exposition, well chosen illustrations, clearly reproduced, splendid bibliography. I like the support given by the footnotes, which will encourage further reading."--John M. Schnurrenberg, University of Alabama at Birmingham