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2021-2022 Catalog

INDS 361 The Gothic Cathedral: Structural Rationalism

Gothic cathedrals are considered as representing the physical embodiment of the values of medieval society. The course explores the dependence of their construction on medieval developments in construction technology and the essential interdependence of societal values and technological progress. It also considers how the structural rationalism of Gothic architecture, as interpreted during the nineteenth century, is the foundation for much of modern architectural theory. [W]


Van Gulick