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Architecture, commande, style, modèle. Quelques remarques sur la réfection des fenêtres hautes du chevet de la cathédrale de Rouen (1429-1433)

By Markus Schlicht

Abstract

Between 1429 and 1433, the cathedral chapter of Rouen proceeded to modernize the clerestory windows in the choir of the metropolitan church - paradoxically, by choosing architectural forms invented almost 200 years prior. The fabric accounts of the cathedral reveal the identity of most of those involved in the construction: the patrons, the architect, the glaziers as well as other craftsmen. Moreover, the accounts indicate the dates and the sums of the various operations. Supplementary written sources inform us about the personality of both the supervisor and the creative force behind the modernization, the master of works Jenson Salvart, as well as his titles and attributions, his other building activities and his travels. However, though rich, the textual sources only reveal some of the key aspects of this project. An examination of other works conceived by Salvart, some of which fortunately survive, will allow us to better understand the sort of model that he was asked to follow, the reasons for the choice of this particular model, and finally, the stylistic evolution or, more precisely, the variability of the architectural vocabulary emp loyed by a late medieval master mason

Topics: style, modèle, contrat, commande artistique, Cathédrale de Rouen, 15e siècle, maître d'œuvre, Jenson Salvart, [SHS.HIST] Humanities and Social Sciences/History, [SHS.ART] Humanities and Social Sciences/Art and art history
Publisher: Motovun
Year: 2013
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:halshs-00912673v1
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