Tag Archives: Architecture

Kalamazoo 2014

For the upcoming 49th ICMS, AVISTA is pleased to have the following sessions in the works: In Memoriam Carl F. Barnes, Jr. I: Villard de Honnecourt Organizer: George Brooks, Valencia College Presider: Michael Davis, Mount Holyoke College Speaker 1: “Carl Barnes and Villard de Honnecourt: a 50-year voyage of discovery,” William W. Clark, Queens College and Continue Reading

Scholastic Interpretations of Architectural Dynamics

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What Did They Know and When did They Know It? Scholastic Interpretations of Architectural Dynamics. by Thomas Boothby and Steven Walton Presented at the AVISTA session at Kalamazoo, May 2006. Intro [slide[1]]  Exploring medieval architecture is largely the domain of art and architectural historians, and historians of science have rarely looked into the field.  If, Continue Reading

Viollet-le-Duc and Villard de Honnecourt

Viollet-le-Duc and Villard de Honnecourt Carl F. Barnes, Jr. Presented at the College Art Association, Atlanta, 19 February 2005. Good afternoon. (01) The first facsimile edition of the portfolio of drawings of Villard de Honnecourt was published in Paris in 1858. The text was by the architect Jean-Baptiste Antoine Lassus, best known for restoring the Continue Reading

Villard de Honnecourt: Dilettante or Architect?

Villard de Honnecourt: Dilettante or Architect? By Carl F. Barnes, Jr. Presented at the Society of Architectural Historians, Los Angeles 3 February 1977. Most historians of medieval architecture have long agreed that Villard de Honnecourt was a 13th-century French master mason. One exception was the late Robert Branner, who speculated that Villard may not have Continue Reading

Kalamazoo 2013

AVISTA will sponsor the following sessions and papers at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies in May 2013: I. New Studies of the North Transept of Reims I: Archeology, Architecture, and Stained Glass Session 530 Fetzer
1010, Sunday 8:30am Presiders: Nancy Wu, The Metropolitan Museum of Art William W. Clark, Queens College and the Graduate Center Continue Reading

Kalamazoo 2012

For the upcoming Conference, May 10-13, 2012, AVISTA will be offering sessions on the following topics: Thursday, May 10, 1:30 pm, Bernhard 157 Medieval Environments II: Religion and the Environment Organizer: Ellen F. Arnold (Ohio Wesleyan University) Presider: Robert Babcock (Hastings College) “The Lynn White Thesis: The View from Outside Medieval Studies,” Elspeth Whitney (University Continue Reading

Kalamazoo 2009

AVISTA sessions for the 44th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI 7-10 May 2009 New Directions in Medieval Architecture I (Robert BORK and William W. CLARK) Presider: Robert BORK (The University of Iowa) “The Longue Durée and the Life of Buildings”, Nick Camerlenghi (Louisiana State University) “Money, Documents, and Stones.  A New Chronology for Continue Reading