Medieval Studies

This page highlights Artstor content related to the Early Christian, Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic periods in Europe, which include images of mosaics, stained glass, tapestries, illuminated manuscripts, ivories, churches, and cathedrals.

We've launched several Architecture and Design image groups conceived as introductory surveys: "Early Jewish, Christian, and Byzantine Art," "Early Medieval and Romanesque Art," "Medieval Studies," "Gothic Art."

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Keyword search for qtvr to locate QuickTime Virtual Reality panoramas of architectural sites and monuments

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Columbia University has shared more than 1,200 QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas, which allow scholars and students to explore architectural monuments in 360 degrees. The collection includes important examples of Medieval architecture in France, Italy, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Of particular note is the extensive coverage of cathedrals and abbey churches throughout France, including Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, Amiens, Autun, Bourges, Chartres, Cluny, Laon, Lyon, Mont Saint Michel, Reims, Rouen, Vezelay, and many other locations. When used in conjunction with the still photography and architectural plans also available in the Digital Library, these QTVR panoramas allow Artstor users to fully visualize and analyze complex architectural structures and their decorative schemes.

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