Title :

A fragment of architecture at Kenilworth Castle, and its implications

Author :
JOHNSON, Matthew H. ;
Publication year :
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Argues that the Earl of Leicester's decision to leave a highly ornate section of late Gothic architecture in place directly above his plain Renaissance loggia, and the apparent inconsistency in style, and with it the retention of styles and form in contexts that have otherwise been transformed such as the forebuilding/loggia, should not be seen as a 'half-hearted' or 'partial' acceptance of Renaissance principles in architecture. The later 16th c. rebuilding both at Kenilworth and more generally of Elizabethan structures should be understood archaeologically and on their own terms, rather than in terms of a retrospective definition of what is or is not a 'correct' or 'proper' rendition of Renaissance principles. The later 16th c. visitor to Kenilworth would have understood the diverse set of medieval and classical allusions in Leicester's juxtaposition of old and new, modern and archaic. ;
Pagination/Size :
3 ill.; 1 plan ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Altération ; Architecture ; Château fort ; Grande-Bretagne ; Kenilworth (GBR), Kenilworth Castle ; Leicester, Robert Dudley, earl of, v.1532-1588 ; Renaissance ; Réemploi ; Style ; 1100-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Alteration ; Architecture ; Castles ; Great Britain ; Kenilworth (GBR), Kenilworth Castle ; Leicester, Robert Dudley, earl of, ca.1532-1588 ; Renaissance ; Reuse ; Style ; 1100-1600 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Durham archaeological journal, 1999, 14-15
INIST identifier :
24986022 ;
ISSN 0265-8038 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, Durham
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