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Early medieval architecture as bearer of meaning

Author: Günter Bandmann
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005.
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"First published in Germany in 1951, and now finally available in English, Gunter Bandmann's classic Early Architecture as Bearer of Meaning has had a tremendous influence on architectural and medieval historians. Breaking away from the positivistic approaches dominant at the time, Bandmann moved beyond purely aesthetic interpretations to consider the religious, political, and sociological factors that shaped the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Günter Bandmann
ISBN: 0231127049 9780231127042 0231127057 9780231127059
OCLC Number: 56661994
Language Note: Translation of: Mittelalterliche Architektur als Bedeutungsträger.
Description: xii, 354 p. : ill., plans ; 24 cm.
Contents: Bearing Bandmann's meaning : a translator's introduction / Kendall Willis --
1. The problem of meaning in architecture --
2. The symbolic meaning of buildings according to written and visual sources --
3. Historical meaning --
4. The decline of symbolic and historical meaning --
Afterword / Hans Josef Boker.
Other Titles: Mittelalterliche Architektur als Bedeutungsträger.
Responsibility: Günter Bandmann ; translated, with an introduction, by Kendall Wallis ; afterword by Hans Josef Böker.

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