At 02:09 PM 12/22/00 -0800, you wrote:
>The "Art of the Western World" video series chapter on
>R and G does a nice job of pointing out the blurring
>of the two styles and time frames, although some
>egregious errors mar the whole. As for the term
>"Gothic," I believe in its day it was called "opus
>francigenum" or "opus modernum."
as i mentioned, malcolm calls it capetian.
>Although the "opus
>modernum" is no longer modern, (as the Pont Neuf is
>the oldest bridge in Paris, I think),
true, but how about "early modern"
>either term, in
>Latin or in English, would do nicely in place of
>Gothic. As for a term to fit both, how about...
that doesn't handle the first 500 years traditionally attributed to the
medieval period, not to mention leaving so stunning a movt with the name of