IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1628: Natural Science and Building Arts in the Late Middle Ages

Thursday 12 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:AVISTA: Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Technology, Science & Art
Organiser:Steven A. Walton, Science, Technology & Society Program, Pennsylvania State University / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Shana Worthen, Canterbury Christ Church University
Paper 1628-aStructures of Medieval Building in Exegetical and Allegorical Writing
(Language: English)
Nigel L. Hiscock, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Science
Paper 1628-bPanofsky Redux: Gothic Architectural Dynamics and Scholastics (not Scholasticism)
(Language: English)
Steven A. Walton, Science, Technology & Society Program, Pennsylvania State University / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Architecture - General, Science, Technology
Abstract

It has been decades since Erwin Panofsky’s Gothic Architecture and Scholastisicm asked us to consider the connections between the medieval university system and the building of cathedrals. While we do not explicitly wish to start where Panofsky ended or the ensuing controversy stands, we wish to join the discussion with other facets of the reationship between natural philosophy and science and architecture.