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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 814: Brick and Stone against Heresy and for Orthodoxy

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:British Brick Society
Organiser:David H. Kennett, British Brick Society
Moderator/Chair:Thomas Gurling, Luminesence Laboratory, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Paper 814-aAlbi Cathedral
(Language: English)
John A. Thomas, Independent Scholar, Wolverhampton
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Liturgy, Technology
Paper 814-bPromoting Orthodoxy: Oxford and Cambridge Colleges 1400-1600
(Language: English)
David H. Kennett, British Brick Society
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular, Education, Social History
Paper 814-cAppropriation and Cultural Conversion: The Creation of a New Christian Architectural Language in Norman Sicily
(Language: English)
Lara Tohme, Department of Art, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies

Buildings of brick and stone were constructed in the middle ages to emphasise orthodoxy and to combat heresy. Albi Cathedral looks like a fortress while Oxford and Cambridge colleges have plan forms to designed to be both welcoming to those who accept orthodoxy but rejecting to those who promote heresy.