Late Gothic German Vault Design Methods and Its Relationship with Spanish Ribbed Vaults

Martín Talaverano, Rafael and Pérez de los Ríos, Carmen and Senent Domínguez, Rosa (2012). Late Gothic German Vault Design Methods and Its Relationship with Spanish Ribbed Vaults. In: "Nuts & Bolts of Construction History: Culture, Technology and Society :[proceedings of the Fourth International Congress on Construction History, Paris, 3-7 July 2012]". Picard, París, pp. 83-90. ISBN 978-2-7084-0929-3.

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Title: Late Gothic German Vault Design Methods and Its Relationship with Spanish Ribbed Vaults
Author/s:
  • Martín Talaverano, Rafael
  • Pérez de los Ríos, Carmen
  • Senent Domínguez, Rosa
Editor/s:
  • Carvais, Robert
  • Guillerme, André
  • Nègre, Valérie
  • Joël, Sakarovitch
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: Nuts & Bolts of Construction History: Culture, Technology and Society :[proceedings of the Fourth International Congress on Construction History, Paris, 3-7 July 2012]
Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-2-7084-0929-3
Volume: 3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Capilla de La Antigua (Catedral de Sevilla), Simón de Colonia, Dresden Sketchbook (Codex Miniatus 3), Prinzipalbogen, Tardogótico, Enjarje, Bóveda de crucería, Historia de la Construcción, Construcción en piedra, Estereotomía, Geometría
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Ideación Gráfica Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition

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Abstract

The arrival of European master masons to Burgos and Toledo during the mid-fifteenth century was essential for the promotion of the late Gothic ribbed vault design techniques in Spain. The Antigua Chapel in Seville Cathedral, designed by the Spanish master mason Simón de Colonia on 1497, provides an outstanding case study on this subject. This vault is characterized by the interlacing of the ribs near the springing, reflecting the influence of German ribbed vault designs. This paper analyses the relationship between German ribbed vaults and their design methods with those of Spanish ribbed vaults; with particular attention to the presence of ribs that cut through one another above the springing, materialized in the work of Simón de Colonia. This characteristic is reflected in some manuscripts in the German area, like the Wiener Sammlungen (15th-16th centuries) and the Codex Miniatus 3 (ca. 1560-1570), but no Spanish documents of the same period make reference to it.

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Item ID: 15746
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15746/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15746
Deposited by: PIF - Personal Investigador en Formación Rosa Senent Domínguez
Deposited on: 13 Jun 2013 06:43
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 16:02
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