Thursday, July 17, 2008

Brickstitch roof?


I was flipping through the pages of the magazine at the art library yesterday and came across this advertisement for a fascimile of the Prayer Book of Charles the Bold. The book is featured at an exhibition at Historisches Museum Bern about Charles the Bold (1433-1477). Look at the roof in the background - doesn't it look like a brick stitch pattern? I wish I knew where that building was, it looks really cool.

7 comments:

Chris Laning said...

Color patterns in the shingles.... I'd say look around in some of the older German towns.

wortschmiedin said...

something happened to my comment :cry: OK here again: The most famous example of said shingle pattern is the stephan's dome in Vienna
http://www.airporttaxi-kolar.at/Bilder/Wien/Stephansdom/Stephansdom1.jpg
I haven't seen it around Germany and I would guess that if we have it here it would be a more southern phenomenon. My guess try switzerland or as I said : Austria :D the southern *german* tribes ;) seem to be more into frilly thingies :D

Tristán Z. said...

Yes, I saw a lot of that type of roof decoration when I was in the northern areas of Switzerland. I can't seem to drum up any good examples at the moment save this one, which is a part of the Landesmuseum in Zurich.

Christa2712 said...

It's the roof of the "Hospices de Beaune" a medieval town in Burgundy (France).Old Europe has still a lot of those buildings. Have a look here:
http://www.hospices-de-beaune.com/gb/musee/

Greetings from France - Christa

Christa2712 said...

I forgot to tell you that Charles le Téméraire or Charles the Bold as he's called by english speaking people was the last Duke of Burgundy (as mentionned in german in the title of our picture: Burgunderschatz = treasure of the Burgunds - sorry my english is'nt good, are they called like this??)

Christa again

Kathy Storm said...

Very appropriate that the building since the exhibit was about Charles of Burgandy! Your English seem good to me, Christa, thanks.

Tirza said...

It could be Hôtel Dieu-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7387505@N07/499685782/