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“Europe’s Cathedral Architecture” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:
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- Identify the key functions of stained glass windows in the Gothic
style in Europe’s cathedral architecture. Identify two (2) differences
between the Romanesque and Gothic cathedral structures, and discuss
which you prefer and the reasons why. Identify one (1) existing
structure (the closer to your home the better) that is Romanesque or
Gothic, and explain the features that support your identification.
Gothic Style of Cathedral Architecture
- Chapter 12 (pp. 407-413), Stained glass windows; review Week 6 Music Folder
- Stained glass windows at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9727p6ozlYo
- Key differences between Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D20tG65TWic
Please be sure to use Template for Discussion Week 6
Minimum of 125 Words
Week 6 Discussion Template
Awesome Classmates and the wonderful and amazing Dr. C (Ok, so you
don’t have to use those cool adjectives, lol), here is my main post to
the Week 6 Discussion: “Europe’s Cathedral Architecture”
Key functions of stained glass windows
there are two main areas to discuss in this section. Assess how
stained glass provided an opportunity to increase the amount of light
within buildings, especially Gothic style buildings. Another key
function of stained glass was that it gave the church an opportunity.
Think about this, how do you teach lessons on Christianity to a
population that was largely illiterate? Even the mass, which was
conducted in Latin, was not a language most people could understand.
Two structural differences between Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals
here you can assess the overall design. One structure is very solid,
almost like a fortress, with few windows and thick solid walls. Think
about how one would feel inside such a structure, dark and lit by
hundreds of candles. Then talk about Gothic architecture, stretching
higher and higher in the sky, with lots of windows, light etc. Then
think about how people felt sitting inside one of these structures
I prefer (Gothic or Romanesque) style because
- For this section specifically say which style you prefer and then elaborate a bit as to why
An example of (Romanesque or Gothic) architecture near me is
this section should be easy, especially for Gothic style buildings.
Many churches in your area, especially Catholic ones are probably Gothic
in style. Public buildings, like a courthouse or library might be more
Romanesque in nature. This would be a great spot to include a
picture. You can certainly use Google to find a picture of a building
your local area to add to your post. So clearly identify the name of
the building, the location of it and which style you think it best