Between the desertum and the city: Santa Maria in Fontevivo and Cistercian Architecture in twelfth-century Emilia

Monday 26 November 2012, 4.30PM

Speaker: Dr Michele Luigi Vescovi

It is today generally recognized that Cistercian architecture adopted and spread elements of Burgundian architecture and, spawning further foundations, local traditions were integrated. The relationship between “Cistercian” and “local” architecture has been the subject of continuous debate among scholars. The Cistercian church of Fontevivo, founded in 1142 near the city of Parma, in Emilia, sheds new light on this problem, offering insights into this contested situation.

Location: The Bowland Theatre, Berrick Saul

Admission: Admission free, all welcome

Cistercian Architecture