Gothic Architecture (from the Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on July 26, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , , , , ,

There was no fixed way to identify the various architectural facets of medieval Gothic in the Georgian period. Indeed, a definitive ‘system’ to understand and interpret British medieval architecture was only arrived at in 1817 when Thomas Rickman published his An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England. A later edition, digitised by Google, is available here for you to consult. If you are particularly interested in understanding how those in late Georgian Britain understood and interpreted the phases of medieval Gothic architecture, you may wish to read, or skim the relevant sections. Interestingly, the terms used by Rickman remain in use to the current day, which is particularly helpful!

Additionally, or as an alternative, a visual summary of the architectural terms helpful for your understanding of and engagement with these videos is also attached here:

Rickman’s An Attempt to Discriminate

Vocabulary of Gothic Ornament

 

Gothic Architecture – Part 1

 

Gothic Architecture – Part 2

William Kent, Design for Esher Place, c1733. E.361-1986. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

William Kent, Design for Esher Place, c1733. E.361-1986. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

William Kent, Design for Esher Place, c1733. E.359-1986. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

William Kent, Design for Esher Place, c1733. E.359-1986. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

William Kent, Design for Esher Place, c1733. E.360-1986. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

William Kent, Design for Esher Place, c1733. E.360-1986. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

William Kent, Design for Esher Place, c1733. E.368-1986. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

William Kent, Design for Esher Place, c1733. E.368-1986. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

Gothic Architecture – Part 3

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