Discussion Notes Oct 24 ahis220 fall07

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Discussion Notes Oct 24, 2007 Carolingian and Ottonian Art Palatine Chapel of Charlemagne; Aachen, Germany (c. 798) * the inside is octagonal, the outside is 16 sides-- called a centralized plan-- note: keep in mind the stalley reading * said to be based on san vitale * he wanted to make connections with Italian/byz architecture, some people disagree * charlemagne saw himself as another Constantine * what are some of the similar/different things b/w san vitale and palatine chapel? san vitale has more light, palatine has a second story that is more articulated, his throne would have been up in the 2 nd story (at this time, emperor was thought of as the protector of the church), segmented spaces in palatine, san vitale has open arcades (no divisions between spaces), from the second story floor up it looks lie there are two stories, but is actually arcaded just to break up the space, palatine has barrel vaults, * excedri-- lend to more of a feeling of openness * the Carolingian idea of a copy is not necessarily an exact copy and the ottonians sort of carry
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2008 for the course AHIS 220g taught by Professor Malone during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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