Early Medieval Architecture as Bearer of Meaning

Early Medieval Architecture as Bearer of Meaning

by Gunter Bandmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231127049

ISBN-13: 9780231127042

Pub. Date: 06/29/2005

Publisher: Columbia University Press

At last available in English, this classic text was originally published in Germany in 1951 and has been continuously in print since then. Gunter Bandmann analyzes the architecture of societies in western Europe up to the twelfth century that aspired to be the heirs to the Roman Empire. He examines the occurrence and recurrence of basic forms not as stylistic

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At last available in English, this classic text was originally published in Germany in 1951 and has been continuously in print since then. Gunter Bandmann analyzes the architecture of societies in western Europe up to the twelfth century that aspired to be the heirs to the Roman Empire. He examines the occurrence and recurrence of basic forms not as stylistic evolutions but as meaningful expressions of meta-material content and develops an architectural iconography of symbolic, historical, and aesthetic elements.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231127042
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/29/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Bearing Bandmann's Meaning: A Translator's IntroductionForm and TypeReceptionClaimAufhebenBauherrIndicatingCoiningDeputyWestbau1. The Problem of Meaning in ArchitectureThe Essence of MeaningThe Medieval Work of ArtAesthetic MeaningThe Current State of Research on Symbolic and Historical Meaning in ArchitectureSources and Methods: The SourcesSources and Methods: The Methods2. The Symbolic Meaning of Buildings According to Written and Visual SourcesThe Written SourcesThe Visual SourcesSummary3. Historical MeaningTradition and HabitTurning Toward HistoricityThe Effects of Historical Meaning4. The Decline of Symbolic and Historical MeaningReform and SecularizationThe Predominance of Artistic TendenciesThe New Awareness of SpaceSummaryAfterword by Hans Josef Bøker

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