Lecture 4 - Gothic Architecture I. Abbey Church of St....

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Gothic Architecture I. Abbey Church of St. Denis a. Abbott Suger = patron i. Middle class but brilliant b. 1140-1144 CE c. Paris d. Kings of France buried there e. Suger decides to rebuild it i. Apse ii. Façade f. Firs of Gothic (called French way then) g. Façade i. Want 2 high towers, but only $ for 1 ii. Battlements if necessary h. Apse i. Worried about lining entrance and apse 1. Fixed through geometry ii. Exterior wall = polygonal 1. Medieval complexity iii. Centralized iv. 2 ambulatories 1. Closer to altar 2. Farther from altar v. Stained glass 1. Windows larger bc ribbed vaults allow thinner walls vi. Ribs 1. Heavy 2. Webbing is awkward 3. Ribs erected first, then stone webbing vii.Chapels 1. Polygonal 2. Stained glass a. Phoenicians II. Artistic Expression a. Sculpture b. Stained Glass c. Great rise in capitalism, not bartering d. Getting rich e. Cities competed in height of their Cathedrals III. Architect a. New profession b. Popular during Vitruvius, then fell out of popularity
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course HAA 0040 taught by Professor Franktoker during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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