Lecture by Jana Gajdošová (University of Cambridge): Vaulting Small Spaces: The Innovative Design of the Old Town Bridge Tower Vault

Lecture by Jana Gajdošová (University of Cambridge): Vaulting Small Spaces: The Innovative Design of the Old Town Bridge Tower Vault

Place Prague, Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Husova 4, CZECH REPUBLIC
Organizer Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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Date: 29 September 2015

The paper will explore the dating of the net vault of the Old Town Bridge Tower through stylistic, heraldic and structural methods. It will analyse the working practices that the early dating of the vault implies for the medieval architect – specifically how new and innovative designs may have been tested out in smaller spaces.