Mapping Gothic France
The Media Center's most ambitious project to date, Mapping Gothic France was initiated in 2007 by Stephen Murray, Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor of Medieval Art History at Columbia, and Andrew Tallon, Assistant Professor of Art at Vassar College.
Project members have conducted onsite documention of every significant Gothic monument in France, and created a comprehensive database of more than twenty thousand original photographs and panoramas accompanied by contextual materials, including historical texts, timelines, interactive floorplans, and parametric data. Mapping Gothic France employs animated maps and timelines to correlate the architectural and geo-political dimensions of the emergence of the French nation state.
Through its active exploration of architectural pedagogy as well as its incomparable collection of images and panoramas, we hope Mapping Gothic France will become a vital education and research tool for students and scholars alike.
Funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mapping Gothic France is a collaboration between the Media Center for Art History, the Visual Resources Library at Vassar, and the Columbia University Libraries.