Medieval Architecture by Nicola ColdstreamMedieval Architecture by Nicola Coldstream

Medieval Architecture

byNicola Coldstream

Paperback | April 15, 2002

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Medieval architecture comprises more than the traditional image of Gothic cathedrals and the castles of chivalry. A great variety of buildings - synagogues, halls, and barns - testifies 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. It shifts the emphasis away from such areas as France towards the creativity of other regions, including central Europe and Spain. It treats the subject thematically, seeking 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. It considers how and why, after four centuries of shaping the landscapes and urban patterns of Europe, medieval styles were superseded by classicism.
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. Architectu...
Title:Medieval ArchitectureFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192842765

ISBN - 13:9780192842763

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Table of Contents

IIntroduction1. 'What we now vulgarly call the Gothic'2. Structure and Design3. Patron and BuilderIIIntroduction4. Architectural Space5. Symbolic Architecture: Representation and Association6. Innovation and Commemoration7. The Future that ArrivesNotesFurther ReadingTimelineMuseums and WebsitesList of IllustrationsIndex

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