The gothic screen : space, sculpture, and community in the by Jacqueline E. Jung

By Jacqueline E. Jung

On the center of Gothic cathedrals, the brink among nave and sanctuary was once marked through the choir display, a partitioning constitution of detailed complexity, grandeur, and wonder. instantaneously a cover for altars, a degree for functionality, a pedestal for crucifixes and reliquaries, and a floor for dazzling arrays of narrative and iconic sculptures, the choir reveal profoundly formed the areas of liturgy and social interplay for the varied groups, either clerical and lay, who shared the church inside. For the 1st time, this booklet attracts jointly an important examples - a few absolutely extant, others recognized via fragments and photo resources - from 13th- and fourteenth-century France and Germany. via analyses of either their architectural and sculptural parts, Jacqueline E. Jung unearths how those furniture, faraway from being barricades or stumbling blocks, have been important cars of communique and shapers of a neighborhood situated on Christian rituals and tales

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117 Even more than at Bamberg and Mainz, the floor plan displays a decidedly fragmented treatment of space. The nave, with its six evenly spaced bays, terminates in a choir at either end, the western choir following the same width as the central vessel and the eastern one longer (due to an expansion in the fourteenth century) and slightly narrower. Two chapels occupying the ground floors of the respective towers – thus invisible from the nave – flank the large square bay of the west choir; these echo (at least on the plan) the square transept arms at the eastern end of the nave, which themselves open out into a pair of tiny chapels nestled against the apse walls.

Choirpartite groin vaults springing from a series of broad facing) side. This upper level often formed a pedestal round arches that open out toward the nave. 82 Immeonward, as well as for a variety of public spectacles diately above, at the center of a blind arcade of shallow 26 THE CHOIR SCREEN AS PARTITION rounded niches containing painted figures of the Twelve Apostles,83 is the built-in pulpit from which a cleric, axially aligned with a painted Christ in Majesty, could address congregants in the nave.

L. from ca. 26 After impassioned arguments by art historians and conservators to keep the screen in place – including reminders that the altarpiece was meant to be seen through the screen’s framing arches27 – a compromise was reached: the central three bays of the back wall were opened up, making the already delicate forms of the screen appear even more lightweight and permeable (Figure 3). This would be the solution to the so-called Lettnerproblem then preoccupying communities in churches at Buxheim, Xanten, and Cologne (St.

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