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dc.contributorInstitute for Medieval Studies: Spring Lecture Series 2006 "Medieval Innovations: How the Middle Ages Changed Western Culture" April 3-6, 2006en_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Michael T.en_US
dc.coverage.temporalMiddle Agesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-14T20:18:18Z
dc.date.available2006-09-14T20:18:18Z
dc.date.created2006-04-05en_US
dc.date.issued2006-09-14T20:18:18Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/2189
dc.descriptionLecture held April 5, 2006, 7 p.m. in Woodward Hall, UNM as the fifth lecture of the Institute for Medieval Studies' Spring Lecture Series 2006.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe soaring architecture of the great Gothic cathedrals represents one of the outstanding technical and cultural achievements of Western civilization. The major breakthroughs in building methods that made this architecture possible first took place in France during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, radiating outwards from there to other European countries and establishing a new kind of environment for religious performance and devotion. Analysis of the structure of the Gothic cathedrals has usually focused on the great technical achievements of master masons in creating soaring spaces enclosed by skeletal cages of taut shafts and moldings through the use of rib vaults, flying buttresses, and bar tracery. Professor Davis's lecture will acknowledge the importance of these developments while also considering the role of the cathedrals in creating an essentially new type of multi-media environment that included the buildings' sculpture and stained glass windows. Focusing especially on the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, the papal memorial of Saint-Urbain in Troyes, and Clermont Cathedral, he will show how these magnificent buildings introduced a modern, ahistorical set of forms that composed a framework to organize spiritual ascent rising through a series of measured stages of vision and devotional experience.en_US
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dc.publisherInstitute for Medieval Studies, UNMen_US
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dc.title`Behold I Make All Things New': Design and Experience in Thirteenth-Century French Architectureen_US
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