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  • Gothic Spaces, Gothic Voices

  • Canterbury Cathedral

  • Rib Vaults at CanterburyBosses

  • Cantor (p. 171)

    Cathedrals are multimedia exhibitions that were todemonstrate the incomparable grandeur of church manifestations of Christian faith.

  • Gothic Spaces

    A. Vertical

    B. Illumination1. Glass, light and color2. Illumination of the word3. Comparable to text illumination

  • Speyer Cathedral, Germany

  • Chartres CathedralLate 1100s

  • Speyer Cathedral, Germany

  • The Sainte-ChapelleParis, 1242-48

  • Abbey of St. Denis1144

  • Notre Dame, Paris (c. 1180-1250)

  • Windmill Psalter (London 1270) Beatus Vir

  • Lindisfarne GospelsIrish 9th century

  • II. Gothic Voices

    A. Soundscape1. Gregorian Chanta. Kyrieb. Hildegards Clarissima2. Organum of Perotinus

    B. Illumination1. Polyphony, harmony and color2. Illumination of the word

  • Hildegard of Bingen, O Clarissima Mater (c. 1150)

    Radient mother of sacred things! you poured salve on the sobbing wounds that Eve sculpted to torment our souls. For your salve is your son and you wrecked death forever, sculpuring life.

    Pray for us to you child, Mary, star of the sea . . .

  • Notre Dame, Paris (c. 1180-1250)