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HARC 0075 Gothic Art and Architecture

Famed for soaring arches, rich stained glass, fine sculpture, stunning manuscripts and elaborate wall-paintings, the Gothic style spread throughout Europe from the mid-twelfth century onwards. This course traces developments down to the early sixteenth century with particular reference to France and England but also Germany. The buildings studied range from the cathedrals at Reims and Chartres and Notre Dame in France, Cologne cathedral, to Westminster Abbey, the Divinity School in Oxford, and a number of cathedrals in England. During this period some exquisite illuminated manuscripts were produced in bright colours and burnished gold, ranging from Books of Beasts to courtly Books of Hours.

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