Gothic Architecture: Cathedrals of Light

Tina Ryan – Albright-Knox Art Gallery (formerly Columbia U)

The cathedrals that were erected across medieval Europe remain some of the most beautiful—and mysterious—buildings ever created. In this course, Dr. Ryan will explore the engineering and artistry of Gothic architecture through close readings of various icons, including Notre-Dame in Paris. The course will also touch on the historical development of the Gothic style and its legacy.