Session Title

Dominicans versus Franciscans: Light in the Architecture of the Mendicant Orders and Its Influence on Modernity

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Univ. de Burgos

Organizer Name

Enrique Jerez Abajo

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. de Zaragoza

Presider Name

Maria Pilar Alonso Abad

Presider Affiliation

Univ. de Burgos

Paper Title 1

Building with Light: The Translation from Dominican Spiritual Ideals into Architecture, from the Middle Ages to Modernity

Presenter 1 Name

Enrique Jerez Abajo

Paper Title 2

Modern Churches in Sweden: The Contemporary Connection to the Medieval Franciscan Order Constructions

Presenter 2 Name

Daniel Fernandez-Carracedo

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. de Castilla-La Mancha

Paper Title 3

Quinta da Conceiçäo and Santa Marinha Convent: Two Interventions in the Portuguese Medieval Architectural Heritage by Fernando Távora

Presenter 3 Name

Silvia Cebrian Renedo

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. de Valladolid

Start Date

11-5-2018 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1120

Description

Light has always been a determining element in the definition of an architectural space. It reached its maximum artistic development during the Middle Ages, and in religious architecture in particular. This was evidenced, for instance, in the combination of two dimensions:

a) The transformation of external natural light -clear and diaphanous- into an unnatural light in the interior -symbolic, kaleidoscopic and transcendent-.

b) The combination of the senses and the sensibility: the perception of the building through the senses and the emotions caused by the light atmosphere.

The religious orders (mainly Cistercians, Franciscans and Dominicans) created and developed this signification in their churches in the 12th century and spread it throughout Europe. Its influence survives today.

This session aims to present, bring and recognize the value of light in medieval religious architecture and its influence on current architecture, as well as those who have created and/or promoted singular spaces through the light and its qualities.

MARIA PILAR ALONSO ABAD

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Dominicans versus Franciscans: Light in the Architecture of the Mendicant Orders and Its Influence on Modernity

Schneider 1120

Light has always been a determining element in the definition of an architectural space. It reached its maximum artistic development during the Middle Ages, and in religious architecture in particular. This was evidenced, for instance, in the combination of two dimensions:

a) The transformation of external natural light -clear and diaphanous- into an unnatural light in the interior -symbolic, kaleidoscopic and transcendent-.

b) The combination of the senses and the sensibility: the perception of the building through the senses and the emotions caused by the light atmosphere.

The religious orders (mainly Cistercians, Franciscans and Dominicans) created and developed this signification in their churches in the 12th century and spread it throughout Europe. Its influence survives today.

This session aims to present, bring and recognize the value of light in medieval religious architecture and its influence on current architecture, as well as those who have created and/or promoted singular spaces through the light and its qualities.

MARIA PILAR ALONSO ABAD