Gothic Architecture: Aesthetics, Inspirations, and Cultural Influences

Spring Quarter, 2022

Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

B. Gothic Architecture: Aesthetics, Inspirations, and Cultural Influences 

Christina Normore, Associate Professor, Art History

From the towering heights of Chartres and Amiens to the carefully planned cityscapes of medieval Tuscany, late medieval architecture was a vital force within a rapidly changing world. This course investigates Gothic architecture from its rise in the Ile-de-France in the mid-twelfth century to the end of the Middle Ages. Special attention will be given to the role of the senses in the search for knowledge, the complex interactions between cultures made visible in their artistic production, the motivations behind the technical developments showcased in the great cathedrals, and the uses of Gothic modes in castle architecture and city planning.

Note:  Course documents are listed below.

The complete schedule is in the Class Schedule and also in the Spring Course Brochure. Those are found on the left side of this page, the Home page, and The Continuing Education page of this website.



Course Documents