A reassessment of the western parts of the Romanesque Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) A reassessment of the western parts of the Romanesque Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS, 59 (4). pp. 502-521. ISSN 0037-9808Full text not available from this repository.
In the last two decades, it has generally become accepted that the Romanesque Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela was left unfinished after the death of Archbishop Gelmirez in 1140. Not until Master Mateo was given his contract in 1168 was the building finally completed. It is said that the whole of the west end was designed by Mateo as a homogeneous entity. This overturns Kenneth Conant's hypothesis that the cathedral was raised in one building program, from the mid-1070s to 1140. The aim of this paper is to propose a reassessment of the western parts of the cathedral. By a detailed study of the standing fabric, the author has discovered that major portions of the Romanesque church existed at the west end before the advent of Mateo.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||N Fine Arts > NA Architecture|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS|
|Publisher:||SOC ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS|
|Official Date:||December 2000|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 502-521|
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