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Gothic Revival: Design in a Nutshell (1/6)

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Gothic Revival was one of the most influential design styles of the 19th century. Revivalists adhered to the romantic notion that stuff could and should look more meaningful, with designs based on forms and patterns used in the Middle Ages. (Part 1 of 6) Playlist link - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhQpDGfX5e7CJ87BDeuTdXTpxl0YM2Tdb Transcript link - http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/3993_opinionpieces/20181113T113844_1_Gothic_Revival_Transcription.pdf Discover your design alter ego https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/engineering-and-technology/design-and-innovation/design/design-nutshell Explore our History & Arts free courses https://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/free-courses Study Q61 BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/qualifications/q61 The Open University is the world’s leading provider of flexible, high-quality online degrees and distance learning, serving students across the globe with highly respected degree qualifications, and the triple-accredited MBA. The OU teaches through its own unique method of distance learning, called ‘supported open learning’ and you do not need any formal qualifications to study with us, just commitment and a desire to find out what you are capable of. Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ For more like this subscribe to the Open University channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXsH4hSV_kEdAOsupMMm4Qw Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ouopenlearn/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OUFreeLearning #OpenUniversity #Gothic
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champion joe (23 days ago)
Bloodborne is a *masterpiece*
Tim McGee (9 months ago)
This whole "In a nutshell" series WAYYYY oversimplifies the topics - to the point of... 'why bother'?
Benjamin Scott (1 year ago)
0:50 haha
Dinga JNR (1 year ago)
most pointless videos i have to watch it for homework
Yeeto (1 year ago)
I hate people when they beg for likes..... like if you agr-
Isaac Vincent (1 year ago)
Um... Bloodborne anyone?
mesidonaa (2 years ago)
Bryan Waters (3 years ago)
In medieval times, great buildings were created to impress the Almighty.  By the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution was steaming full speed ahead.  But not everybody appreciated what was happening.  Admirers of the older, traditional Gothic style sought to revive it.  They believed society needed more meaningful buildings.  The Church of England was growing and the nation needed more churches.  Sir George Gilbert Scott built so many Gothic Revival churches, he lost track of the ones that were his.  Gothic Revivalists championed high, pitched roofs, tall spires, pinnacles and pointed arches.  They adored cluster columns and quatrefoils, repeating patterns and holy crosses.  They even appreciated the odd dead animal.  The wealthy bought into Gothic in a big way.  William Beckford, an eccentric millionaire built Font Hill House.  This grandiose country mansion had a tower as high as a cathedral, which Beckford used as a dining room.  Gothic Revival grew in popularity, eventually influencing every level of society, from what people wore, to the newspapers they read...and the garden benches they sat on.  Without Gothic Revival, Lewis Carroll might never have taken us down the rabbit hole, the British government would be homeless and teenagers would probably never have learned the carnal pleasures of applying too much eyeliner.  Are you ready to get your Goth on?
mesidonaa (2 years ago)
thank you
Omium N. (4 years ago)
Can anyone tell me what his accent is?
Omium N. (4 years ago)
Chris Granger (4 years ago)
koreakiwi classical (4 years ago)
Art & Design
Lawrence Lee (4 years ago)
like parts noteverything
dlwatib (4 years ago)
I still love Gothic and Gothic Revival architecture for churches. Even an atheist can get a sense of the divine in a Gothic church. Nothing else really even comes close, with the possible exception of Antonio Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. It's a little less appropriate to build a Gothic house with a dining room in the tower though. Tudor half-timbered is a nice historic English style for residences. Rome is filled with classical churches, and those are nice too, but classical is more appropriate for governmental buildings. Classical is really meant to be a pure expression of power, not worship.
Catherine Finch (5 years ago)
Please caption to share with viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Catherine Finch (4 years ago)
Yes, the automatic captions are of varying poor quality and can't really be relied on to understand fully what is being said.
dlwatib (4 years ago)
+rachel ramsey And if you click on the transcript icon above, it will show you just how (in)accurate those automatically generated captions are. To be useful, a real human needs to compare what was actually said in the video with the captions and correct them.
Rachel Ramsey (4 years ago)
If you click on the cc button on the bottom right side of every google/youtube video and select ok, then captions for every word spoken on every youtube video is added to the bottom of videos.
Mick Mickymick (5 years ago)
That didn't teach me anything, other than those specific facts about those two dudes whose names I've already forgotten, I know nothing more about the gothic revival than I did before I started watching this video,
Sara French (11 months ago)
While I agree this video is kind of pointless, it is "Gothic Revival in a Nutshell"
nik jaime (5 years ago)
I smirk at thee, foul commenters.
Chris C (5 years ago)
What did gothic revival have to do with Alice in Wonderland?
KelniusTV (5 years ago)
If he said all that, it wouldn't be "in a nutshell" would it?
-sunmask- (5 years ago)
Better than Moulin Rouge.
09319531 UCD (5 years ago)
yeah i think these mini series should be taken with a pinch of salt!
Sam Bunker (5 years ago)
Not every scottish man is Scott Manley. This one just sounds a hell of a lot like him.
Roman BRuni (5 years ago)
I totally agree. this content is totally inaccurate.
Cathy Ross (5 years ago)
I really liked this - funny & interesting. Thank you
jytt13 (5 years ago)
The narration could do with some more spirit. Aside from that, it was great as always.
BingBot (5 years ago)
... no energy at all
Radi Radev (5 years ago)
Where is David Mitchell ? :(
DisplacerKatSidhe (5 years ago)
Great series! As a designer, I love it!
I think saying churches were built to "impress" God is not accurate. The idea was to create a structure so grand that when seeing it outside or in, one would be awed at least a little bit (and sometimes a lot), which would remind one how powerful, majestic, and extraordinary God was--all in order to foster worship. Those were the ideal results, conceived in its purest form, anyway.

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