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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.

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Early Medieval Architecture as Bearer of Meaning

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Overview


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.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice

It makes a timely, welcome addition to essential library holdings in those areas... Highly recommended.

Comitatus

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.

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism - Paul Zucker

Probably the most important contribution to understanding [the] history of architecture.... The content of the work is so comprehensive, the author's excursions into related fields shed light onto so many new and surprising relationships, that it is impossible even to enumerate the variety of the historical, aesthetic, and philosophical aspects of the book.

Choice

It makes a timely, welcome addition to essential library holdings in those areas... Highly recommended.

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Probably the most important contribution to understanding [the] history of architecture.... The content of the work is so comprehensive, the author's excursions into related fields shed light onto so many new and surprising relationships, that it is impossible even to enumerate the variety of the historical, aesthetic, and philosophical aspects of the book.

— Paul Zucker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231501729
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 28 MB
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Meet the Author


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.

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Table of Contents

Bearing Bandmann's meaning : a translator's introduction 1
1 The problem of meaning in architecture 15
2 The symbolic meaning of buildings according to written and visual sources 47
3 Historical meaning 119
4 The decline of symbolic and historical meaning 237
Afterword 249
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