Early Medieval Architecture as Bearer of Meaning

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Columbia University Press, Jun 1, 2010 - Architecture - 368 pages
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This classic text -- continually in print for more than half a century -- analyzes the architecture of societies in western Europe up to the twelfth century that aspired to be the heirs to the Roman Empire.

 

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Contents

A Translators Introduction
1
The Problem of Meaning in Architecture
15
The Symbolic Meaning of Buildings According to Written and Visual Sources
47
Historical Meaning
119
The Decline of Symbolic and Historical Meaning
237
Afterword
249
Notes
257
Bibliography
307
Index
343
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Gunter Bandmann was an eminent German historian who wrote on architecture and church history. Kendall Wallis is the humanities and social sciences librarian at McGill University. Hans B ker is professor of architectural history at McGill University.


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