Fountains Abbey: reconstruction rendering of aerial view
Title: Fountains Abbey
Other title: Fountains Abbey (North Yorkshire, England)
Date: 1132 (founded) 1203–1247 (enlarged)
Current location: Yorkshire, England
Description of work: The historic illustrations included in this project were originally published during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many originally appeared in publications that predated the widespread use of photography for art documentation. These engravings, line drawings, and plans reflect both the technological and aesthetic standards of their time. By their very nature, they often represent subjective interpretations of the monuments and works depicted, and as such they offer fascinating insights into the cultural values of art and architectural history during the formative years of these disciplines. In the context of these images the terms ""reconstruction"" and ""rendering"" have been used to distinguish between the artists' speculative reconstruction of a ruined work from the artists' perspective drawing or rendition of the design.
Description of view: view from above with some of the surrounding land included
Work type: Architecture and Landscape
Manuscripts and Books
Style of work: Medieval: Gothic
Measurements: 10.2H X 12W cm
Source: Fletcher, Banister. A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method. Sixth edition, rewritten and enlarged. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921, p. 105. Provided courtesy of Allan Kohl.
Resource type: Image
File format: JPEG, TIFF archived offline
Image size: 801H X 948W pixels
Permitted uses: This image is posted publicly for all uses as a work in the public domain.
Collection: Worldwide Building and Landscape Pictures
Record ID: WB2007-0716
Sub collection: religious buildings: churches