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  Gothic Art and Architecture
The particular phase of Gothic architecture that was to lead to the creation of the northern cathedrals, however, was initiated in the early 1140s in the construction of the chevet of the royal abbey church of Saint-Denis, the burial church of the French kings and queens near the outskirts of Paris.
In Germany the impact of all phases of French Gothic architecture was decisive, from the early Gothic four-story elevation of the Cathedral of Limburg-an-der-Lahn (1225?) to the choir of Cologne Cathedral (begun 1248).
Gothic sculpture in the 12th and early 13th centuries was predominantly architectural in character.
hal.muhlberg.edu /depts/forlang/LLC/rus_cult/gothic_resources.htm   (4282 words)

 Virginia Tech Magazine Feature 1
A leading proponent of Collegiate Gothic was Boston architect Ralph Adams Cram, an acquaintance of McBryde who visited the Tech campus and advised McBryde on its improvement.
Hokie Stone Gothic provided an alternative to the brick classicism standard in Virginia school architecture of the 19th century, most notably at Tech's rival for funding and prestige, the University of Virginia.
The Gothic style affirmed Virginia Polytechnic Institute as an heir of the universities of old, a place of academic excellence; and native limestone--as one early observer put it--made Tech's new architecture "a product of Virginia soils and ingenuity from beginning to end." Today, architecture is as important as ever in defining the Virginia Tech experience.
www.vtmagazine.vt.edu /winter05/feature1.html   (880 words)

 Gothic Revival architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gothic Revival was paralleled and supported by medievalism, which had its roots in antiquarian concerns with survivals and curiosities.
Although Gothic Revival succeeded in becoming an increasingly familiar style of architecture, the attempt to associate it with the notion of high church superiority, as advocated by Pugin and the ecclesiological movement, was anathema to those with ecumenical or nonconformist principles.
His rational approach to Gothic was in stark contrast to the revival’s romanticist origins, and considered by some to be a prelude to the structural honesty demanded by Modernism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gothic_Revival_architecture   (3046 words)

 Hogg Hall
In Europe, the Gothic Revival was part of the Romantic movement at the beginning of the 19th century and encompassed all the arts.
Gothic Revival evoked what its supporters believed to be a lost age of authenticity, craftsmanship and spirituality, and the style was, of course, particularly appropriate for church architecture.
The Gothicism of Hogg Hall, however, is not that of a medieval church.
ww2.lafayette.edu /~library/special/survey/hogg.html   (917 words)

 Architectural Overview
Modified Collegiate Gothic was favored by J. Betelle for reasons of scholastic character and other practical points that recommended it for use in a large city school like Landis School.
In the Collegiate Gothic style, windows could be as high and wide as needed with a relatively small proportion of wall surface.
Collegiate Gothic was selected for economical reasons as well.
www.vineland.org /history/landisschool/architecture/architecture.htm   (2312 words)

 Ontario Architecture Styles Page
From Abbé Suger's original Gothic designs in the 11th century at St. Denis to the most recent Gothic churches in Canada, the vaults, lancet windows, and exaggerated verticality of the Gothic style were intended to point the observer heavenwards and produce a spiritually elevating experience.
While the 19th century Gothic Revival style was elaborate, dichromatic, and used for every type of building from the small Gothic Cottage to churches and government buildings, Neo-Gothic was monochromatic and on a much more grand scale.
The door has a pointed lunette creating a Gothic arch which is covered by a drip mold finished by label stops.
www.ontarioarchitecture.com /Neogothic.htm   (967 words)

 Images of The Collegiate Church Corporation
Its style is the decorated Gothic of the 14th century.
The pulpit is a handsome piece of carved oak, the panels showing the coat-of-arms of the Reformed church, and the seal of the Collegiate Church.
On May 4, 1905 a reccomendation was made that a portion of the plot be sold and the proceeds be used for the erection of a chapel.
www.collegiatechurch.org /photos.html   (1068 words)

 Collegiate Gothic Style -- UF BUILDS: The Architecture of the University of Florida (Gainesville)
The term Collegiate Gothic derives from Gothic Revival, an architectural style inspired by medieval Gothic architecture.
Beginning in the mid-18th century, Gothic Revival became a leading building style during the 19th century and was often employed because of its moral overtones for academic, political, and religious buildings.
A buttress is an exterior support projecting from the face of a wall and serving either to strengthen it or toresist the thrust created by the load on an arch or a roof.
web.uflib.ufl.edu /ufarch/collegiate.htm   (438 words)

 Lake Forest College Library: Online Facts & Figures
This Collegiate program disbanded in 1863, with the male-only students going east to college or into the military, where one was killed in battle.
The style, Collegiate Gothic, executed in gray Bedford limestone, reflects the innovative style of Frost's former partner Cobb in his buildings for the U. of Chicago, 1891-1900.
The two red-brick and limestone-trimmed Collegiate Gothic buildings reflect a 1906 campus plan by landscape architect Warren Manning, now on view in the stairway of Donnelley Library.
www.lib.lfc.edu /special/histcampus.html   (2969 words)

 Services - Office of Cultural & Historical Programs
The University of Florida's first buildings were designed in the Collegiate Gothic style, an adaptation of the 19th century Gothic Revival style.
Architects and academicians during the first half of the 20th century favored Collegiate Gothic, suggesting the permanence of educational institutions.
Through the mid-1950s, construction of Collegiate Gothic style buildings defined the campus seen today: red brick buildings with cast stone trim and ornament, intricate Gothic tracery, and steep tiled gabled roofs and dormers.
dhr.dos.state.fl.us /services/magazine/01summer/ufcampus.cfm   (462 words)

 Theology Today - Vol 48, No.2 - July 1991 - EDITORIAL - The Gothic Image: Church and College
The Gothic Image, as Emile Mâle showed in his classic volume (1913), was replete with an overload of biblical, natural, and archetypal symbols.
There is not much Gothic construction in recent years simply because it is too expensive, not energy-efficient, and the supply of stone-masons and wood-carvers steadily diminishes.
The classic Gothic image was not only cruciform in the sense that it reproduced the cross of Christ, but it also suggested the crossroads of reality, the intersection of the vertical with the horizontal, what Eliade called the axis mundi.
theologytoday.ptsem.edu /jul1991/v48-2-editorial.htm   (892 words)

 Historic Doors | Design & Construction | Resources | Glossary
A sophisticated form of the basic plank-style construction, frame-and-plank doors are often seen in Collegiate Gothic and Gothic Revival style doors in universities and churches.
Seen in American churches and universities (where it is also called Collegiate Gothic), Gothic Revival buildings often feature a paneled front door set into an arch, partially glazed with Gothic motifs, tracery or a simple rectangular or diamond-shaped pattern.
Tracery was especially typical in Gothic Revival and Collegiate Gothic style architecture.
www.historicdoors.com /glossary.html   (1786 words)

 architecture 150 lectures
It is characterized by the skeleton freed of the mass of stone with the aim of soaring, ethereal interior space and richly textured vertical exterior.
English Gothic: the "perpendicular style" Aptly named, English Gothic is renowned for complex ornate vaulting which give the interior a special richness.In England the University grew up around the church community, giving rise to what we call now "collegiate Gothic".
This facet of the Gothic, the medieval city, is the subject of a later lecture.
courses.washington.edu /arch150/may_30_2202/notes.html   (345 words)

 Gothic architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most important post−thirteenth-century gothic styles in Spain are the Levantino, characterised by its structural achievements and their unification of space, and Isabelline Gothic, made under the Catholic Kings, that supposed a transition to Renaissance.
In England, some discrete Gothic details appeared on new construction at Oxford and Cambridge in the late seventeenth century, and at the Archbishop of Canterbury's residence Lambeth Palace, a Gothic hammerbeam roof was built in 1663 to replace a building that had been sacked during the English Civil War.
In England in the mid-eighteenth century, the Gothic style was more widely revived, first as a decorative, whimsical alternative to Rococo that is still conventionally termed 'Gothick', of which Horace Walpole's Twickenham villa "Strawberry Hill" is the familiar example.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gothic_architecture   (2248 words)

 Historic Doors | Design & Construction | Gothic Doors
Offering solidity, strength and a sense of tradition, the Gothic style has been popular in North America since the mid 1800’s for university and church buildings, as well as in homes.
Historic Doors has built Gothic doors for restoration and new construction projects at some of the country’s oldest universities, including Princeton, Yale, and the University of Notre Dame.
In the U.S., Princeton University established what came to be known as the “Collegiate Gothic Style” with campus buildings constructed in the 1890’s.
www.historicdoors.com /gothic.html   (156 words)

 Christ Episcopal Church
The 1870 nave is “Carpenter Gothic,” a method of building in wood which sought an enriched, textured effect in masses and surfaces emulating the worked stone of Medieval Gothic prototypes.
The Gothic style, sometimes referred to by proponents as the “true Christian style,” became probably the predominant stylistic idiom of the Romantic Revival movement in church architecture in the United States.
The historic prototype was not the gothic cathedral, as might be expected, but the small medieval parish church of England.
www.christchurchepiscopal.com /12history.html   (1145 words)

 Yale University Virtual Tour | Stroll
His group of Collegiate Gothic and Georgian Revival buildings in Yale's compact central core indelibly established the university's character.
Harkness Tower, Yale's neo- Gothic icon, was inspired by the staggeringly beautiful 15th-century tower of St. Botolph's Church in Boston, Lincolnshire.
Highlights include the main entrance, with sculptures by Lee Laurie (whose statue of Atlas is in Rockefeller Center), and the vast Gothic "nave" (main hall) decorated with carved reliefs of Yale's early history.
www.yale.edu /collegetour/stroll/stroll.html   (2145 words)

 The Origins of the Collegiate Gothic Style   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Wherever the Graduate College was located, the new buildings would unquestionably be designed in the Collegiate Gothic style, harkening back to Princeton's academic roots in the quadrangles of Oxford and Cambridge.
Ralph Adams Cram, the Yale-trained architect who would become the "high priest" of Collegiate Gothic as Princeton's supervising architect in the 1910s and 1920s, was even more explicit.
"By building [in the Collegiate Gothic style]," he wrote, "Princeton was committed to the retention for all time of that collegiate style of architecture which alone is absolutely expressive of the civilization we hold in common with England and the ideals of liberal education now firmly fixed at Princeton."
etcweb.princeton.edu /Campus/text_gothicroots.html   (276 words)

 A Performing-Arts Center With Everything a University Could Want - University of Notre Dame : News & Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
What people like about Collegiate Gothic buildings are their intimate courtyards, their angled, asymmetrical details, their quirky staircases and oddball towers and half-hidden entryways.
But the bigger campus Gothic buildings grow, the less likely they are to be endearing.
Gothic doesn't scale well, partly because the bigger the buildings get, the more tempted architects are to skimp on costly Gothic details -- buttresses, vaulted arches, chimneys, assorted battlements.
newsinfo.nd.edu /content.cfm?topicid=10202   (655 words)

 PAW Web Exclusives: Under the Ivy
He had a belief bordering on religious conviction that collegiate gothic was the only style suitable to a great institution of higher learning.
He felt that only the gothic style uplifted the spirit properly in pursuit of both knowledge and of the divine (for Cram, the two were entwined; he was also a great designer of churches.
In his book, Cram wrote that the project was “the most spacious opportunity the office ever had for working out its, by then, fully established ideas and principles in the matter of ‘collegiate gothic’ adapted to contemporary conditions.
www.princeton.edu /~paw/columns/under_the_ivy/uti041906.html   (758 words)

 Collegiate Gothic - Cope and Stewardson
With an eye to creating the appropriate architectural expression for M. Carey Thomas's vision of Bryn Mawr College, Cope and Stewardson combined the Gothic architecture of Oxford and Cambridge Universities - retaining some of their classical elements - with the local landscape to establish the "collegiate Gothic" style.
Their work not only marked a new direction in the creation of Bryn Mawr's physical character, but also became enormously influential in determining the face of many college campuses across the country.
It was with the design for this building in particular that Cope perfected his concept of American collegiate Gothic.
www.brynmawr.edu /library/exhibits/thomas/gothic.html   (399 words)

 Fred A. Bernstein: One campus, two faces
Collegiate gothic — the style of Oxford and Cambridge — reminds them that they are part of an intellectual tradition, Plater-Zyberk says.
In addition to commissioning Gehry, the university recently unveiled a parking structure by Mexico’s Enrique Norten, in a stripped-down, modernist style, and is about to complete the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics overlooking Pardee Field.
"Collegiate gothic sets an ambiance for learning that had a very positive impact on me," she wrote.
www.fredbernstein.com /articles/display.asp?id=68   (2670 words)

 The Daily Princetonian - Architecture debate weighs consistency with need for variety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Ralph Adams Cram, a turn-of-the-century architect, designed the University chapel and popularized the collegiate Gothic form — defined by pointed arches and rich ornamentation — to "instruct on medieval forms of society and culture," former architecture school dean Robert Geddes said.
The language of collegiate Gothic architecture suggested sobriety and was directly opposed to modern ideas of the time, he added.
Geddes, however, questions the idea that collegiate Gothic is the quintessential architectural theme on campus.
www.dailyprincetonian.com /archives/2002/12/06/news/6585.shtml   (849 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
It finally came to be "Smathers Library" in 1991, named in honor of UF benefactor George Smathers, former U.S. Senator.
The Smathers Library is a good example of Collegiate Gothic Style architecture on the UF campus.
Collegiate Gothic Style is influenced influenced by medieval Gothic architecture.
iml.jou.ufl.edu /projects/Spring04/Wallace/Smathers.htm   (178 words)

 u of pa historic district
The Zoological Labs are designed in an English Gothic style adapted from 17th century precedents and in harmony with the Medical Building and most of the early 20th century campus structures.
The building of buff brick and light terra cotta is in a modified Renaissance design utilizing a mixed-bag classical vocabulary to decorate the utilitarian structure, particularly the 36th Street entrance.
The English Gothic concept, and the design of the dorms at the University of Pennsylvania are attributed to him.
www.uchs.net /HistoricDistricts/uofpa.html   (2997 words)

 UW Libraries - History of Suzzallo and Allen Libraries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The library embodies collegiate gothic with its soaring west facade and row of eleven 35 foot high stained glass windows and terra-cotta and cast-stone figures.
The north wing was finally completed in 1963 (designed by Bindon and Wright) though in a jarring concrete and glass sixties mode rather than the traditional collegiate gothic.
Allen Library, designed by Edward Larabee Barnes/John M.Y. Lee & Partners, returned to a modified collegiate gothic style with an imaginative use of brickwork and green tinted glass which echo the older buildings on campus.
www.lib.washington.edu /Suzzallo/suzall-his.html   (423 words)

 UWEC G367 Vogeler - Gothic Revival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
By the 1830s this romantic style, which developed in England, became popular in the U.S. and was widespread by the 1840s and 1850s and continued to be built after the Civil War; hence, few examples of this style were built in Eau Claire.
These picturesque country cottages are distinguished by pointed arched windows which are combined with towers, steep gable roofs, lacy bargeboard, verandas, and bay and oriel windows.
The Gothic style in the form of public buildings is called Collegiate Gothic and it was popular well into the 20th century for churches and for schools, such as Central High school (1925) and Schofield Hall (1912) at UWEC.
www.uwec.edu /geography/Ivogeler/w367/styles/s20.htm   (198 words)

 Centennial: 100 Years on the Montlake Campus
In 1915 Gould designed the first Collegiate Gothic building on campus, Raitt Hall in the Quad, setting the mold for what was to be the campus style for the next half century.
Certainly the UW is not alone in borrowing from Gothic architecture.
Many alumni welcome the return to brick, slate and copper with hints of Collegiate Gothic, but, in Johnston's view, contextualism may be too safe.
www.washington.edu /alumni/columns/sept95/centennial.html   (1918 words)

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