The West : from the advent of Christendom to the eve of ReformationSeries: Architecture in context. IV Publication details: Routledge 2017 New YorkDescription: 906 pages. : il. (color.) ; 22 cmISBN:
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Part 1. Renovation of gravitas : Prologue : Authority in Europe after the collapse of Rome -- Empire regained and relapsed : Carolingian achievement ; Post-Carolinian division -- The centre : Holy Roman Empire : The kingdom of the Germans ; Disputed Italy -- The East: towards the third Rome : The meeting of East and West -- The West: post-Carolingian diversity : Late Gaul: early France ; The Normans and England --
Part 2. Refraction of light : Introductions to the Gothic age : The political map of Gothic Europe ; Scholarship, education and dissent -- Light into stone: the Gothic cathedral : Advent to apogee in France ; Early Gothic abroad ; Rench 'Rayonnant' ; Rayonnant abroad ; Italy ; Late Gothic -- Secular building in the Gothic age : From feudalism to centralism ; Changes in warfare ; Secular sentiment ; Perfection of the castle ; From castle to house in England ; From castle to house in France and beyond ; Town and Gothic house --
Part 3. Revival of classicism : Introduction : Politics and patrons ; Renaissance man, God, and antiquity ; Art in proportion and perspective ; Brunelleschi and Early Renaissance building ; Alberti: theory to practice ; Central types, regional variants -- Cataclysm and classicism at large : The High Renaissance: Bramante and his associates -- Epilogue : From medieval towards neo-classical abroad.
The fourth book in the 'Architecture in Context' series, Tadgell covers all the major architectural traditions of European Architecture in the Middle Ages, from the destruction of Rome to the rediscovery of Classical values in 15th century Italy.
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