Discuss the evolution of church architecture in the middle ages from the earliest churches to the Gothic Cathedrals.
Using the Lumen Learning text, and Khan Academy, discuss the evolution of the churches in the middle ages.
See Chapters 10-14 in the Lumen Learning Text:
You must post some research that includes all time periods from the earliest churches to the Gothic Cathedrals of later medieval cathedrals.
Here are some examples from Lumen Learning, and Khan Academy:
Dr. Steven Zucker and Richard Bowen (of Context Travel) provide a description, historical perspective, and analysis of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
https://youtu.be/S2P4I_hFnFI Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, fifth century CE.
St. Michael’s Church https://courses.lumenlearning.com/arthistory1-91/chapter/ottonian-art/
Ottonian art takes a number of traditional medieval forms, including elegantly illuminated manuscripts, lavish metalwork, intricate carving, and Romanesque churches and cathedrals.
San Vitale is one of the most important surviving examples of Byzantine architecture and mosaic work. It was begun in 526 or 527 under Ostrogothic rule. It was consecrated in 547 and completed soon after. Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker provide a description, historical perspective, and analysis of the church.
Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker provide a description, historical perspective, and analysis of the Ambulatory of the Basilica of Saint Denis.
Ambulatory, Basilica of Saint Denis, Paris, 1140–44.