Class Year

2018

Date

4-25-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Department or Program

Art & Art History

Second Department or Program

Economics, Business, and Finance

First Advisor

Ann M. Roberts

Second Advisor

Perette Michelli

Third Advisor

Robert A. Baade

Fourth Advisor

Carolyn Tuttle

Abstract

Gothic cathedrals were financed in many ways and their building could take centuries to complete. The process was long and arduous costing enormous sums of money over a sustained period of time. Their construction depleted both capital and skilled labor from the surrounding areas spurring both the donors and workers to be represented in the cathedral. The materials used to build these massive structures drew greatly on the region and dictated their architectural form. When the donors, religious figures, aristocracy, and workers are represented it validates the sacrifices they made towards building the cathedral as well as showing their social and economic standing in society to the viewer.

Language

English


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