Medieval Architecture, Medieval Learning: Builders and Masters in the Age of Romanesque and Gothic / Edition 1

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In this book Charles M. Radding and William W. Clark offer fresh perspectives on changes in architecture and learning during the Romanesque and Gothic periods, arguing that builders and masters shared similar ways of reasoning and solving problems.

"Erwin Panofsky's intuition about the relationship between scholastic knowledge and architecture finds its justification and correction in this very suggestive and convincing essay. A brilliant demonstration of the creativity of medieval intellectuals, from Abélard to the masters of Saint Denis and Reims, and of the modernity of the twelfth century, the greatest century of the Middle Ages."-Jacques Le Goff

"This book was waiting to be written. . . . Radding and Clark present sound expositions of the history of learning and architecture in the period, and readers working in either area will come away with an enhanced understanding of the culture of the eleventh and twelfth centuries in western Europe."-Eric Fernie, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain Newsletter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300061307
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Texts
List of Illustrations
Introduction: Art History as Intellectual History 1
Pt. I The Eleventh Century
1 Beginnings 11
2 Masters 20
3 Builders 34
Pt. II Four Crucial Decades
4 Transformations: Abelard and Saint-Denis 57
Pt. III The Later Twelfth Century
5 An Age of Experiment 79
6 Learning and the Schools in the Later Twelfth Century 81
7 The First Half-Century of Gothic 96
Conclusion 143
Bibliography 151
Index 165
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