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Title of Product:

The example of the XIII century architecture- the formerly Cysters’ Church of the Holly Mary Virgin and ST. Florian in Koprzywnica

Country: Poland
Century: 1200 - The 13th Century
Topic: The example of the XIII century architecture- the formerly Cysters’ Church of the Holly Mary Virgin and ST. Florian in Koprzywnica
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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
Availability of community:
Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- Website may introduce the timeline of the monasteries’ advent
- Possessing formal and more informal knowledge about monasteries’ functioning
- History of monasteries, architecture of monasteries
- A training course offering monasteries’ insights can be added
Description of contents:
Koprzywnica is a small town between Cracow and Sandomierz. The church and the monastery in Koprzywnica was funded by the Comes Mikolaj Bogoria, during the royal cadence of the King Kazimierz Sprawiedliwy. The King took there the monks from the Burgundy’s monastery in Morimond- one of the 4 departments of the superior Cysters’ monastery in Citeaux. The monks arrived in 1185, and the completed church was consecrated in 1207 by the Cracow’s Bishop Pelko. The history was fortunate for Koprzywnica, this why the church and the set of the nearby buildings carries the traces of many reconstructions and renovations following the latter architectural styles. Today, one can observe the remains of the gothic gate porches in a form of the sharp bows’ marks on the northern wall of the church and on the western wall of the only preserved wing of the monastery. The Gothic’s references are also evidential by the tops carried up tops completed with the brick.
A – traces of the gothic gate porches together with supporting elements
B – Baroque western facade, the end of XVIII century
C – Fundaments of the non preserved Chapel, primarily it was open towards the southern wing of the transept
D – portal on the northern wall
E – capitel’s construction on two pillars
F – the cut off in slanting direction small windows on the eastern wall of the capitel
G – fragment of the cross- rib ceiling
H – beautifully preserved tooth frises under the roof

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 provides a big scope of referred information for the students
- The discussion can be led further through the observation of the monasteries’ uniformity and differences
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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