Medieval Architecture (Oxford History of Art)

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$20.46
UPC:
9780192842763
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Oxford University Press; 1 edition (July 18, 2002)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
256
Shipping Weight:
1.3 pounds
Language:
English
Series:
Oxford History of Art
Product Dimensions:
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.6 inches
ISBN-10:
0192842765
ISBN-13:
978-0192842763
Author:
Nicola Coldstream

Product Overview

Medieval architecture comprises much more than the traditional image of Gothic cathedrals and the castles of chivalry. A great variety of buildings--synagogues, halls, and barns--testify 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, shifting the emphasis away from such areas as France towards the creativity of other regions, including central Europe and Spain. Treating the subject thematically, Coldstream seeks out 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. Furthermore, the author considers how and why, after four centuries of shaping the landscapes and urban patterns of Europe, medieval styles were superseded by classicism.

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