Defining Artifact and Context in Gothic Architecture: Why It's Not So Obvious

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Title: Defining Artifact and Context in Gothic Architecture: Why It's Not So Obvious
Author: Hollengreen, Laura
Abstract: This talk will discuss the “edges” of the Gothic cathedral. Cathedral buildings are big and their walls meet the ground solidly, so how and why are the boundaries of the artifact in fact less definite than they appear? Meanwhile, the setting for such buildings appears to be consistently urban but "context" can be variously construed even within the restricted realms of urban form and spatial practice. The signal example of the Cathedral of Notre Dame at Chartres will provide material for a thumbnail case study of these challenges to interpretation.
Description: Presented on October 25, 2012 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in the Georgia Tech Architecture Library. Laura Hollengreen is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture, at Georgia Tech. Runtime: 58:26 minutes
Type: Lecture
Date: 2012-10-25
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Architecture
Relation: CoA Research Forum
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Architecture
Middle ages

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