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Title of Product:

The St. Mary’s Basilica in Cracow- an example of the XVI century architecture

Country: Poland
Century: 1300 - The 14th Century
Topic: The St. Mary’s Basilica in Cracow- an example of the XVI century architecture
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Name of Author(s): Leszek Ludwikowski Leszek Ludwikowski
Name of Producer: “Cracow and Neighbouhoods” (“Kraków i okolice”), a guide , “Sport&Tourism Edition”, Warsaw 1978
Language/s of Product: Polish
Target Group: General audience
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
Objectives & Structure:
Aspects to consider:
- The website gives the elaborated frames of the basilica’s conventions discussed
- Comparing the profiles and the specified structures of the basilica and the sharing the scope of information
- Classic composition o f the basilicas, architectural conversions
- Possibility of constructing a lexicon of notions connected with the basilica’s convention and the hierarchical enumeration of the outstanding attributes

Description of contents:
According to the Janusz Dlugosz's Chronicle the gothic church was funded by the Cracow's Bishop Iwo Odrowaz in the years 1221- 1222 in the place of the wooden temple. In the beginning of the XVI century, on the temple's basis there was erected the church in the style of Gothic, which was consecrated in 1320. Ironically enough, that church did not come to people's expectations and it was collapsed. The result was a much more magnificent church.
In the years 1355-1365 the Fundation of Mikolaj Wierzynek ( a rich Cracow's dweller and Sandomier's honoured notable ) provided adding to the main temple's the lengthened presbytery. Later, the masterMikolaj Werter set up much better lighting of the church (1392-1397). The builder lowerd the level of the byside naves, and in the magistral ones big window holes were introduced. That way, the hall- like temple's composition converted to the basilica's typical scheme.
In the first half of the XV centure, at the external walls of the by-side naves there was introduced the bunch of chapels. Most of them was made by the master Franciszek Wiechon from Kleparz. At the same time there was levelled up the northern tower, which was adjusted especially to functioning as a town guardhouse. In 1478 the carpenter Matias Heringkan covered the towers by the beautiful helmet. A golden crown was set on the helmet in 1666.
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 traces of trans-conceptual activities can be carried out by means of the website’s materials
The classic components level up the students’ consciousness about the exclusiveness and hierarchy of basilica’s attributes and the mastery contribution to the basilica’s expression.
Evaluation Date: 01.09.2008.
Name of teacher: Gabriela Kurowska
Name of School: The National Gallery of Art in Gdansk
Country: Poland
Subjects Taught: Fine Arts

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