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dc.contributor.authorMaggi, Angeloen
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:34:50Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:34:50Z
dc.date.issued2002en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/35114
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dc.description.abstractFor many people and for many centuries the Collegiate Church of St Matthew in Midlothian, commonly called Rosslyn Chapel, though never completed and existing now only after a history of neglect, near ruin and restoration - sometimes too casual, at others too thorough -, stands as the most romantic and picturesque monument of late medieval Scotland. In a sense the building has become an icon of its age yet it is a monument which, as a piece of architecture that is unique, has been interpreted and understood in different ways at different times.en
dc.description.abstractThe primary intention of this study is two fold: to examine and record the range of historical and visual evidence that exists to sustain the perception of Rosslyn as a uniquely valuable and evocative structure; and to evaluate, through the discussion of this evidence, the changing cultural climate and understanding of the `meaning of architecture' as expressed by the various images that the building has generated as an historic monument.en
dc.description.abstractThe study proceeds in four chapters, each investigating a different category: 1, an historical and descriptive account; 2, the visual evidence which amplifies our knowledge not only of the Chapel but also of the cultural preferences existing at different times and at different moments in British and Scottish taste; 3, the changing conceptions of the Chapel from antiquarian and picturesque perspectives; 4, the conflict of values on aesthetic, historical, or technical grounds, occasioned by the conservation of the fabric.en
dc.description.abstractIn such a critical analysis Rosslyn Chapel becomes a changing cultural icon for succeeding generations of architects, architectural critics and amateurs and a touchstone for essential value judgements, made both in European and in national, Scottish terms.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleRosslyn chapel: an icon through the agesen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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