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Title of Product:

The architecture of XII century: The Cysters’ Archmonastery in Jedrzejow

Country: Poland
Century: 1100 - The 12th Century
Topic: The Cysters’ Archmonastery in Jedrzejow
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Name of Author(s): Malgorzata Fugiel-Kuzminska
Name of Producer: Net periodic:
Language/s of Product: Polish
Target Group: General audience
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- Very precise finding the details through discussion
- Creative discussion, detailed knowledge about constructions in the architecture of the period
- Noblest sacral buildings
- Training course, manual referring to the monastery’s typical exposition
Description of contents:
The monastery in Jędrzejow was founded by the Wroclaw’s Bishop Janik Jaksa and his brother Klemens in 1140. The monks came there from France, from the monastery in Morimond. The monastery church under the patronage of the Holly Virgin was consecrated in 121 by the blessed Wincenty Kadlubek, who spent in the monastery his last years of life and probably just there the 4th book of his “Chronica Polonorum” was completed. Wincenty Kadlubek ended there his life so richly abundant of very eminent, dedicated, of exceptional value masterpieces (including, as at least some experts state- also his fairy tales masterpieces). And there he was buried, in a separate chapel, in the northern nave of the church.
The church of today , which before built in the late Roman Style, accordingly to the Cysters’ artistic resolutions, later was substantially reconstructed in the epoch of Baroque, and practically speaking its former visible Roman Style exposition is now barely recognized, almost not at all. While observing the falling plaster from the pillar, it can be found much older kind of stone, but it does not suffice it to state however about specified Roman Style relicts. The primary foundation’s period of the artifact can be found only by the entrance to the sacristy- namely the grave of Pakoslaw from Mstyczow, the Cracow Chancellor. Jedrzejow is however famous because of its organs, which were a prototype for the followed very famous organs in Gdansk- Oliwa.
The Baroque’s introduction was more liberal for the monastery around locations. There can be observable there traces of the stubby sharp bow vaults typical of the Cysters- near the former internal garden patio, besides also the fragments of characteristic gothic wall of brick and sharply bowed windows
However the most interesting object- a beautiful gothic blind portal, we observe when the church is shut , composing that way the porches’ exposition.
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 gives a good field of the common orientation among the students and strengthens their consciousness about various architectural conjunctions
Students may improve their knowledge by artistic observations on the basis of splendour and national heritage
Evaluation Date: 01.09.2008.
Name of teacher: Michał Seroczyński
Name of School: CKU Sopot
Country: Poland
Subjects Taught: Fine Arts

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