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The Education of Thom Mayne 

Calendarlive.com - Jan 12 12:40 PM
As he entered the Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C., Thom Mayne sharpened his attack plan in his mind. The bad boy of American architecture was about to meet his new nemesis for the first time, and he wanted to set the tone early.
Medieval Blacksmith
Discoveries 
Mammoth Times - Jan 11 11:44 AM
"A noble animal which exhibits itself in all its beauty is something so lovely and wonderful that it fascinates young and old alike." -Xenophon, Greek horseman on the company of horses (490 B.C.)

Medieval Instruments
Attorneys argue free speech merits in yearbook sword case 
Boston Globe - 1 hour, 42 minutes ago
A high school principal raised the specter of Columbine and other deadly school shootings as among the reasons to keep a photo of a sword-carrying student out of the school yearbook, according to papers filed this week in a lawsuit brought by the student.

Medieval England
England: Funds being raised to save Bard's church 
Tulsa World - Jan 12 5:35 AM
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England (AP) -- Adopt a gargoyle. Sponsor a spire. It could help save the 800-year-old Holy Trinity Church, where William Shakespeare was baptized and where he lies buried with his wife, Anne Hathaway.

Medieval Jousting
Look ahead 
Tucson Citizen - Jan 10 11:41 PM
Wenches, knights and turkey legs will be in abundance at the Arizona Renaissance Festival from Feb. 10-April 1 in Apache Junction. The medieval amusement park features a 12-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast.

Medieval Princess
Xbox marks the spot for gamers in '07 
Chicago Sun-Times - Jan 11 10:31 PM
So, you got a new video-game console for Christmas. You're still probably busy playing ''Gears of War'' or ''The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess'' or ''Resistance: Fall of Man.'' But in the back of your head, you're wondering: What's next?

Medieval Names
Sibiu, Romania named culture capital 
phillyburbs.com - Jan 11 8:50 AM
SIBIU, Romania - This medieval Saxon city has become one of Europe's official culture capitals, drawing attention to centuries-old buildings that were once ordered demolished during Romania's communist period.

Medieval Theatre
Five Live: Performance 
The Oregonian - Jan 12 12:32 AM
1. Cappella Romana Robust medieval Byzantine chant from the rich-voiced choir. 8 p.m. Friday, St. Mary's Cathedral, 1716 N.W. Davis; $25, with student/senior discounts; 503-236-8202.

Medieval Paintings
Sibiu, Romania named culture capital 
phillyburbs.com - Jan 11 8:50 AM
SIBIU, Romania - This medieval Saxon city has become one of Europe's official culture capitals, drawing attention to centuries-old buildings that were once ordered demolished during Romania's communist period.

Medieval Serf
Live chess tourney proposed 
Princeton Packet - Jan 09 9:23 PM
Business owner Fred Strackhouse wants schools to participate to help Stockton businesses get over the winter slump.

Medieval Churches
Shakespeare's dilapidated church in dire need of repairs 
Houston Chronicle - Jan 12 8:20 AM
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, ENGLAND - Adopt a gargoyle. Sponsor a spire. It could help save the 800-year-old Holy Trinity Church, where William Shakespeare was baptized and where he lies buried with his wife, Anne Hathaway.

Medieval Pictures
Italian scientists give Dante a makeover 
Boston Globe - 31 minutes ago
Dante Alighieri, traditionally portrayed as a stern figure with a large hooked nose, is now showing a softer side, thanks to a reconstruction of his face by Italian scientists.

Medieval Dress
Seville city guide 
CNN.com - Jan 12 10:07 AM
Check out The Scene's recommendations for Seville. Is your favorite spot not here? Send us your suggestions.

Medieval Lords
Going back in time 
Community Press & Recorder - Jan 12 11:46 AM
Sixth-grade students at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School recently "took a trip" back in time to study medieval history. Students transformed their classroom to fit the period by painting a wall mural of a castle and moat and displaying coats of arms. The students dressed as kings and queens, lords and ladies and jesters, and organized and participated in a traditional medieval feast. ...

Medieval Education
£900,000 to study medieval poet 
BBC News - Jan 12 12:05 AM
Researchers land a grant of almost £900,000 to shine new light on a 500-year-old "giant" of Welsh poetry.

Medieval Tournaments
Discoveries 
Mammoth Times - Jan 11 11:44 AM
"A noble animal which exhibits itself in all its beauty is something so lovely and wonderful that it fascinates young and old alike." -Xenophon, Greek horseman on the company of horses (490 B.C.)

Medieval Jewelry
Medieval Faire this weekend in Lehigh 
The News-Press - Jan 12 7:42 AM
Sword fighters, jousters, jugglers and armored knights on horses will be among those at Veterans Park in Lehigh Acres this weekend to entertain...

Medieval Ladies
Going back in time 
Community Press & Recorder - Jan 12 11:46 AM
Sixth-grade students at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School recently "took a trip" back in time to study medieval history. Students transformed their classroom to fit the period by painting a wall mural of a castle and moat and displaying coats of arms. The students dressed as kings and queens, lords and ladies and jesters, and organized and participated in a traditional medieval feast. ...

Medieval Towns
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War for PlayStation 3 - New Screenshots 
GameInfoWire - Jan 11 10:31 PM
39 PlayStation 3 Screenshots posted, from Koei

Medieval Peasant
New Year's in the Lobby 
Creative Loafing Atlanta - Jan 10 10:15 AM
Playing catch-up with Bob Amick... By Cliff Bostock.

Medieval China
Classical Music/Opera Listings 
New York Times - Jan 11 5:19 PM
CLASSICAL.

Medieval Royalty
The power of purple 
Baltimore Sun - Jan 11 6:29 AM
Baltimore's favorite shade these days is the color of kings, passion, valor - and Super Bowl halftime acts It began with mollusk mucus -- not the most inviting thought -- a gooey, staining secretion from sea snails. Its dark-red color so delighted folks in ancient times that they used it as a coveted fabric dye. The Greeks coined it porphura. Medieval Europe combined it with rare blue dye to ...

Medieval Hairstyles
Scotland faces 'global disgrace' for Executive failure to ban smacking 
The Scotsman - Jan 09 5:44 PM
A POWERFUL UN watchdog is preparing a report that will criticise the Scottish Executive for its failure to outlaw the smacking of children.

Medieval Religion
Dog-Collared Svengalis 
Dartmouth Review - Jan 12 12:17 PM
The problem of reconciling religion and secular government is more significant than it is often made out to be. By this I don’t mean that it’s of great magnitude, in the sense that theocracy or atheist tyranny is imminent; however, the friction between believers and the secular regime they obey is persistent and in fact inheres in liberal democracy itself.

Medieval Catapult
Art of Science 
Winchester Sun - Jan 09 8:58 AM
On his way from the parking lot to the school entrance the other day, George Rogers Clark High School chemistry teacher Larry Jefferson stopped to look at the physics experiment on display. It appeared to be a catapult holding a bowling ball. "It looked very medieval," Jefferson said.

Medieval Symbols
The Education of Thom Mayne 
Calendarlive.com - Jan 12 12:40 PM
As he entered the Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C., Thom Mayne sharpened his attack plan in his mind. The bad boy of American architecture was about to meet his new nemesis for the first time, and he wanted to set the tone early.

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Medieval architecture is a term used to represent various forms of architecture popular in the Middle Ages.

Contents

  • 1 Religious architecture
    • 1.1 Romanesque
    • 1.2 Gothic
  • 2 Secular architecture
  • 3 Elements of medieval architecture
  • 4 See also

Religious architecture

The Latin cross plan, common in medieval ecclesiastical architecture, takes the Roman Basilica as its primary model with subsequent developments. It consists of a nave, transepts, and the altar stands at the east end (see Cathedral diagram). Also, cathedrals influenced or commissioned by Justinian employed the Byzantine style of domes and a Greek cross (resembling a plus sign), centering attention on the altar at the center of the church.

Architecture in the Early Middle Ages may be divided into Early Christian, Merovingian, Carolingian, and Ottonian. While these terms are problematic, they nonetheless serve adequately as entries into the era. Considerations that enter into histories of each period include Trachtenberg's "historicising" and "modernizing" elements, Italian versus northern, Spanish, and Byzantine elements, and especially the religious and political maneuverings between kings, popes, and various ecclesiastic officials.

Romanesque

Main article: Romanesque architecture

Romanesque, prevalent in medieval Europe during the 11th and 12th centuries, was the first pan-European style since Roman Imperial Architecture and examples are found in every part of the continent. The term was not contemporary with the art it describes but rather is an invention of modern scholarship based on its similarity to Roman Architecture in forms and materials. Romanesque is characterized by a use of round or slightly pointed arches, barrel vaults, cruciform piers supporting vaults, and groin vaults.

Gothic

Main article: Gothic architecture

The style originated at the 12th century abbey church of Saint-Denis in Saint-Denis, near Paris, where it exemplified the vision of Abbot Suger. Verticality is emphasised in Gothic architecture and features almost skeletal stone structures with great expanses of glass, pointed arches using the ogive shape, ribbed vaults, clustered columns, sharply pointed spires and flying buttresses. Windows contain beautiful stained glass, showing stories from the Bible and from lives of saints. Such advancements in design allowed cathedrals to rise taller than ever, and it became something of an inter-regional contest to build a church as high as possible.

Secular architecture

Surviving examples of medieval secular architecture mainly served for defense. Castles and fortified walls provide the most notable remaining non-religious examples of medieval architecture. Windows gained a cross-shape for more than decorative purposes: they provided a perfect fit for a crossbowman to safely shoot at invaders from inside. Crenelated walls (battlements) provided shelters for archers on the roofs to hide behind when not shooting.

Elements of medieval architecture

  • corbel
  • embrasure
  • merlon
  • jettying, in which the faces of upper floors project beyond lower ones
  • half-timbered construction

See also

  • Church architecture
  • Anglo-Saxon architecture
  • Asturian art
  • First Romanesque
  • Plan of Saint Gall, 9th century; the only surviving architectural drawing between the fall of Rome and the 13th century.
  • Renaissance of the 12th century
  • Medieval fortification
  • Bastides, a specific fortified town architecture used in medieval France



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The Education of Thom Mayne 

Calendarlive.com - Jan 12 12:40 PM
As he entered the Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C., Thom Mayne sharpened his attack plan in his mind. The bad boy of American architecture was about to meet his new nemesis for the first time, and he wanted to set the tone early.
Sun King of the oil industry 
Financial Times - Jan 12 9:33 AM
The seemingly never-ending tale of corporate scandal, executive greed and accounting fraud that has unfolded over the past year has pushed some of the world’s most admired corporate titans off their pedestals.

Bryn Athyn Cathedral: Wonder of architecture 
phillyburbs.com - Jan 10 5:14 AM
The Bryn Athyn Cathedral is the crowning jewel for the Church of the New Jerusalem, a Christian faith that focuses on the worship of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.

Lauren Winter - Wednesday, Jan. 3 
Chimes - Jan 12 9:15 AM
Dressed in loafers and wool, author Lauren Winner got the January Series off to a “sexy start,” as she jokingly punned in her lecture last Wednesday. Candid, unfaltering and never evasive, Winner challenged assumptions and discussed Christian and secular attitudes towards married sex.