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    DescriptionMedieval architecture comprises more than the traditional image of Gothic cathedrals and the castles of chivalry. A great variety of buildings - synagogues, halls, and barns - testifies to the diverse communities and interests in western Europe in the centuries between 1150 and 1550. This book looks at their architecture from an entirely fresh perspective. It shifts the emphasis away from such areas as France towards the creativity of other regions, including central Europe and Spain. It treats the subject thematically, seeking what all buildings, both religious and secular, have in common, and how they reflect the material and spiritual concerns of the people who built and used them. It considers how and why, after four centuries of shaping the landscapes and urban patterns of Europe, medieval styles were superseded by classicism.

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    Medieval Architecture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicola Coldstream
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192842763
    ISBN 10: 0192842765

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000, ART015030
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    BIC subject category V2: ACK, 3H, 1D
    DC21: 723
    DC22: 723
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    B&T Approval Code: A05092400, A05092200
    Abridged Dewey: 723
    LC classification: NA350 .C65 2002
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    Thema V1.0: AM, AGA, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    numerous colour anfd halftones
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford Paperbacks
    Publication date
    18 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Nicola Coldstream taught medieval art history for many years before becoming a deputy editor on the Grove 'Dictionary of Art', with responsibility for medieval architecture. She then edited the Soundtrack Gallery Guide at the National Gallery, London. Her books include 'Masons and Sculptors' (1991) and 'The Decorated Style. Architecture and Ornament, 1240-1360' (1994). She has published many articles on medieval architecture, decoration, and furnishings. She is now an independent scholar and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
    Review quote
    a beatifully written survey Contemporary Review July 2002
    Table of contents
    I ; Introduction ; 1. 'What we now vulgarly call the Gothic' ; 2. Structure and Design ; 3. Patron and Builder ; II ; Introduction ; 4. Architectural Space ; 5. Symbolic Architecture: Representation and Association ; 6. Innovation and Commemoration ; 7. The Future that Arrives ; Notes ; Further Reading ; Timeline ; Museums and Websites ; List of Illustrations ; Index