Orientations of the divine in medieval urbanism

Frost, Christian W. (2017) Orientations of the divine in medieval urbanism. In: Matrice et signum. La croix dans la culture médiévale occidentale : histoire de l'art et anthropologie, 14th-16th June 2017, Paris.

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Abstract / Description

Many contemporary descriptions of twelfth and thirteenth-century medieval urban landscapes focus on characteristics of geometry, alignment and perspective (including the impression of crosses) that are derived more from later ideas of reason and perspectivity than from the cultural conditions of the Middle Ages. Using textual references, observations, and analytical drawings, this lecture argues that during the medieval period a broader understanding of orientation was exercised. This more complex interpretation of orientation included aspects of temporality, place, and order, and was most commonly revealed through the enactment of processions and parades.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: medieval urbanism; medieval urban landscapes; 12th century; 13th century
Subjects: 200 Religion > 270 History of Christianity & Christian church
300 Social sciences > 390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
600 Technology > 690 Buildings
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 710 Civic & landscape art
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 720 Architecture
900 History & geography > 940 History of Europe
Department: The School of Art, Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Christian Frost
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2020 10:53
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2020 10:53
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6099

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