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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

Culture: English

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

Filename: WB2007-0716.jpg

Record ID: WB2007-0716

Sub collection: religious buildings: churches


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Taken on June 4, 2007