Art and Art History 253. Castles and Cathedrals
The art of the Western medieval world from the 11th to the 13th centuries. Special attention paid to the Romanesque monastic pilgrimage sites, their architecture and decorations; to the castles of northern Europe, their construction and design; and to the great cathedrals of Gothic France, their architecture, sculpture and stained glass. Social, political and economic factors involved in the production of this art are stressed.