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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

The Arch Cathedral in Oliwa- the longest church in Poland

Country: Poland
Century: 1100 - The 12th Century
Topic: The Arch Cathedral in Oliwa
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Name of Author(s): Zdzislaw Skargo
Name of Producer: Net periodic:””
Language/s of Product: Polish
Target Group: General audience
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- The Website gives the clarified observation of the Cathedral’s distinctive features and innovations
- The plan and the focus of the Cathedral can be an introduction to the overall object’s cognition
- Cathedrals’ architecture, the linkage of architectural majesty and functions
- Possibility of constructing a scheme of the cathedral on the basis of the definitions introduced

Description of contents:
The Arch Cathedral in Oliwa is a 3naves and an ambit consisting basilica and it is composed according to the plan of the Latin cross. The lower naves are covered with the lectern roof. The branches of the transept are completed by the lower towers. In the southern tower there appears a bell from 1619, from the northern tower the bell was left in 1942. According to the Cistercian tradition beyond the crossing of the main nave with the transept there appears the tower with bells which was built in 1600. The hung bells have the following names: St. John the Baptist, Mary and St. Adalbert.
From the eastern side, the external wall of the presbytery is beautified by the Oliwa's crest in the Rococo Style with the Pomerania's emblem and the Bishop Jacek Rybinski's crest. The presbytery is additionally adorned with the golden cross from 1599. The Oliwa's crests are also exposed on the top walls of the transept. The western Baroque facade with the portal is surrounded by two slender 46 metres towers.
The Arch Cathedral in Oliwa is the longest church in Poland - 110 metres,19 metres wide, the transept- 28 metres. The space of the interior accounts 2 200 quadrate metres.
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: excellent
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: excellent
Degree and quality of interaction: excellent
Exploitation of the electronic potential: excellent
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: excellent
Quality of the evaluation tools: excellent
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
- The website demonstrates the platform of comparison between the architectural elements as regards the similar cathedrals on account of their universality and productivity
- The students can measure the elements in a scale of composition and see the architectural plans in the recognizable proportions and within the purpose linkage.
Evaluation Date: 01.09.2008.
Name of teacher: Ewa Bajon
Name of School: Primary School number 8
Country: Poland
Subjects Taught: Fine Arts

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