Exploring the work of writers, illuminators, and craftspeople, this volume demonstrates the pervasive nature of architecture as a category of medieval thought. The architectural remnants of the past—from castles and cathedrals to the lowliest village church—provide many people with their first point of contact with the medieval period and its culture. Such concrete survivals provide a direct link to both the material experience of medieval people and the ideological and imaginative worldview which framed their lives. The studies collected in this volume show how attention to architectural representation can contribute to our understanding of not only the history of architectural thought but also the history of art, the intersection between textual and material culture, and the medieval experience of space and place.
Introduction: Hannah M. Bailey, Karl Kinsella, and Daniel Thomas, "Architectural Representation in Medieval Textual and Material Culture"
Chapter 1: Robert Bork, "Designing the Regensburg Spire and Harburg Tabernacle: The Geometries of Two Great German Gothic Drawings"
Chapter 2: Conor O’Brien, "Wilfrid’s Restoration of the Church at York and the Permanence of Sacred Buildings in Post-Conversion Northumbria"
Chapter 3: Shannon Godlove, "Heaven-Roofs and Holy Altars: Envisioning a Seventh-Century English Church in Aldhelm’s Carmina Ecclesiastica III"
Chapter 4: Brendan O’Connell, "'Beaten Down and Built Anew': Saint Erkenwald and Old St. Paul’s"
Chapter 5: Scott Stull, Michael Twomey, and Michael Rogers, "Castle Viewscapes in Literature and Landscapes"
Chapter 6: Anastasia Moskvina, "Architectural Alignment in Early Medieval English Settlements: Zoning, Meaning and Function"
Chapter 7: Philippa Byrne, "Underneath the Arches: Peter of Eboli and the Orderly Architecture of Norman Sicily"
Chapter 8: Christiania Whitehead, "Reading the Saint’s Church—a Northern Perspective."