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dc.contributor.authorByng, Gabriel
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-07T17:27:55Z
dc.date.available2017-09-07T17:27:55Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-19
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/267082
dc.description.abstractArt historians usually find little evidence for the nature of communication between patrons and architects in the Middle Ages. Scholarly opinion has often placed the burden of new design with masons, but over the course of the later twentieth century this claim has been revised and nuanced. This paper uses the evidence of wills and contracts in order to answer two questions: what techniques did medieval patrons use to describe their wishes to their masons; and how prescriptive were their requirements? Its conclusions suggest that patrons, even of local or parochial projects, could make highly specific and creative demands for new works, based on critical and perceptive judgements of recently constructed buildings in their local area. It recreates the discursive and disputatious design process adopted in several parishes as they planned, contracted and executed new church buildings.
dc.publisherSociety of Architectural Historians of Great Britainen
dc.titleThe Dynamic of Design: ‘Source’ Buildings and Contract Making in England in the Later Middle Agesen
dc.typeArticleen
prism.endingPage148en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameArchitectural Historyen
prism.startingPage123en
prism.volume59en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.13104
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-03-01
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/arh.2016.4en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-10-19en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2016-10-19en
cam.fundingDeclarationNoen


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