Architecture_NotesMar02

Architecture_NotesMar02 - Thu 2 French and British Gothic....

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Thu 2 – French and British Gothic. Readings: Kostof, chaps. 14, 15. [Map] - There were migrations of people, ideas, in different directions After 1000 AD, European population nearly doubled – housing was needed Spurt of architecture Hospitals, villages, etc built; abandoned fields converted for agriculture [Map] – Pilgrimage routes in Middle Ages Europe Roads connecting major cities Along these roads are where the most advancements occurred – churches [France, Conques] Roman prototype – a structural assistant – not necessary connected with shapes/forts {This will be boring, if not very boring. That is the disclaimer for today. It is generally true for all of architecture, but especially for this. You still have time to drop the class} A villa – we can understand the structure of the Romanesque church By far the biggest structure in the city [Plan of Church of Ste. Foy, c 1050-1120] People who lived during this era were probably not able/aware of the structural tendencies of the architecture in their era – they didn’t call it Romanesque! Typical cross-plan church – we can still see a far memory of the Constantine era The end, neglect of continuity of the wall Strong pillars replaced the columns
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