IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 502: Beyond an Introduction to Architectural Iconography

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Lavery-Shuffrey Early Career Fellowship in Roman Art and Archaeology, Lincoln College, University of Oxford
Organiser:Karl Kinsella, Department of History of Art, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Gustav Zamore, Historiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet
Paper 502-aIndependence in Stone: The Early Medieval Past in Anglo-Norman Palatinate Bishoprics
(Language: English)
Katherine Weikert, Department of Archaeology / Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Architecture - General, Architecture - Religious, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 502-bMedieval Iconography Incorporated into America's Military Colleges
(Language: English)
Melanie C. Maddox, Department of History, The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina
Index terms: Architecture - General, Architecture - Secular, Education, Military History
Paper 502-cThe Sainte-Chapelle and the Iconography of Architecture: From Prototypes to Archetypes
(Language: English)
Emily Davenport Guerry, School of History, University of Kent
Index terms: Architecture - General, Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

In 1942, Richard Krautheimer published his ground-breaking article Introduction to an ‘Iconography of Architecture’ and helped to define a new approach to architectural history that would influence the field throughout the 20th century. In that time, theories of iconography have significantly changed, but Krautheimer’s work remains an introduction only. This panel intends to interrogate architectural iconography through case studies of British and French buildings, and the legacy of iconographies in modern military architecture. The intention is to begin a discussion concerning the future of architectural iconography and whether it can adapt to modern approaches towards the medieval built environment.