Cistercian Europe: Architecture of Contemplation

Cistercian Europe Architecture of Contemplation Foreword by Michael DowneyCistercian Europe offers a lavishly illustrated journey through Europe s magnificent Cistercian abbeys A leading expert in medieval architecture Terryl Kinder brings these f

  • Title: Cistercian Europe: Architecture of Contemplation
  • Author: Terryl N. Kinder
  • ISBN: 9780802838872
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Foreword by Michael DowneyCistercian Europe offers a lavishly illustrated journey through Europe s magnificent Cistercian abbeys A leading expert in medieval architecture, Terryl Kinder brings these famous monasteries to life, showing not only where monks lived, worked, and prayed but also how the exquisite architecture of these buildings reflects the spiritual transformaForeword by Michael DowneyCistercian Europe offers a lavishly illustrated journey through Europe s magnificent Cistercian abbeys A leading expert in medieval architecture, Terryl Kinder brings these famous monasteries to life, showing not only where monks lived, worked, and prayed but also how the exquisite architecture of these buildings reflects the spiritual transformation to which their residents aspired.Dozens of famous Cistercian monasteries from across Europe have been chosen to illustrate the wide variety of architectural forms Kinder places these monasteries squarely within the context of daily monastic life in the Middle Ages, describing the use for each abbey building, the reasons underlying the desire for simplicity, and the nature of the contemplative life they were designed to model Maps, floor plans, and than two hundred full color and black and white photographs enhance Kinder s informed and engaging text.

    Cistercians In , a Benedictine abbot, Robert of Molesme, left his monastery in Burgundy with around supporters, who felt that the Cluniac communities had abandoned the rigours and simplicity of the Rule of St Benedict The monastery church of Cluny Abbey, the largest in Europe, had become wealthy from rents, tithes, feudal rights and pilgrims who passed through Cluniac houses on the Way of St James. Cistercian style architecture Britannica Cistercian style, architecture of the Cistercian monastic order in the th century The order was an austere community characterized by devotion to humility and to rigid discipline Unlike most orders of the period, under which the arts flourished, the Cistercians exercised severe restrictions on Cistercian religious order Britannica Cistercian Cistercian, member of a Roman Catholic monastic order that was founded in and named after the original establishment at Cteaux Latin Cistercium , a locality in Burgundy, near Dijon The order s founding fathers, led by St Robert of Molesme, were a Mogila Abbey in Krakow Cistercian Abbey of Krakow Krakow s Cistercian Abbey of Mogila Mogila monastery, eight kilometers east of the Krakow royal castle, has remained the heart of the Cistercian order in Poland for nearly eight centuries.At the same time it has been a vital religious center, crucial to the spiritual life of the whole nation and the Krakow region in particular. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA Cistercians NEW ADVENT See also CISTERCIAN SISTERS CISTERCIANS IN THE BRITISH ISLES Religious of the Order of Cteaux, a Benedictine reform, established at Cteaux in by St Robert, Abbot of Molesme in the Diocese of Langres, for the purpose of restoring as far as possible the literal observance of the Rule of St Benedict.The history of this order may be divided into four periods The Way Of Simplicity The Cistercian Tradition Monastic The Way Of Simplicity The Cistercian Tradition Monastic Wisdom Series Esther de Waal on FREE shipping on qualifying offers In The Way of Simplicity Esther de Waal reveals the riches of the Cistercian Trappist tradition and its relevance for today s world The book draws not only on such twelfth century writers as Bernard of Clairvaux and Aelred of Rievaulx Similaries and differences between, and criticisms of, the Cistercians, Cistercian Abbeys and Abbots of Cteaux The Order of Cistercians Latin Cistercienses is an enclosed Roman Catholic order of monks. Medieval architecture Religious architecture The Latin cross plan, common in medieval ecclesiastical architecture, takes the Roman basilica as its primary model with subsequent developments It consists of a nave, transepts, and the altar stands at the east end see Cathedral diagram.Also, cathedrals influenced or commissioned by Justinian employed the Byzantine style of domes and a Greek cross resembling a Gothic Art And Architecture history world Flying Buttress and layout of a Gothic Cathedral Photos, Gothic Cathedrals and Sculptures Care to express an opinion on a current or past historical event Gothic Art Architecture arthistorysummerizefo Gothic Art Architecture The architecture was the first manifestation of artistic development in Gothic art and it has a wealth of forms and accentuated ornamental variety that intensifies gradually coming to cover the external walls of these buildings with beautiful decorations.

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    1. Easily the most complete and satisfying tour of Cistercian architecture and life I have encountered. Dazzling pictures of all elements of Cistercian monasteries from the 12/13th centuries are included in this oversize book. Many diagrams help visualize the organization of the buildings, and a convincing theory of the architecture is presented. This is a hard to find book from the Cistercian press published in 2002, but it is worth finding if you have an interest in this area of western monastic [...]

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