Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Gothic Art and Architecture

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Art and Art History

DESCRIPTION The origins and development of Gothic art and architecture in France and its ramifications in the Latin West with special reference to England, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Italy. The contribution of the Monastic and Mendicant Orders are given special consideration.

Study-unit Aims:

The principal aims of this study-unit are to help the student to contextualise Gothic art in and outside France and the way it was affected by the religious movement within Christianity during that period.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to have a systematic understanding of the transformation that took place from Romanesque to Gothic.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to differentiate between the two styles and their respective symbolism.

Reading List:

- A. Martindale, Gothic Art, Thames and Hudson, 1994.
- J. Rebold Benton, Art of the Middle Ages, Thames & Hudson, 2002.
- M. Camille, Gothic Art, Everyman Art Library, 1996.
- P. Williamson, Gothic Sculpture 1140-1300 Yale, 1998.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S John Baptist (Gino) Gauci

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