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Title of Product:

The Collegiate of St. Peter and Paul and of St. Mary Virgin in Kruszwica. The technical detail written in the smart architecture

Country: Poland
Century: 1000 - The 11th Century
Topic: The Collegiate of St. Peter and Paul and of St. Mary Virgin in Kruszwica
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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:
- The website gives a wide field of precise studies
- Ability to read out the details as regards the theme of architecture
- Topics covered
- Technical constructions in architecture, incorporating the styles together
Description of contents:
Kruszwica is one of the most precious Roman Style’s heritages in Poland, and what is important very beautifully preserved. It gives a very precise information how the Roman Style churches really looked like in XI century before there were incorporated the Baroque type altars, the windows and the vaults did not come through the further architectonic disintegration. The crude beauty of the Collegiate in Kruszwica makes a great impression. Not widened window holes preserved themselves in the apses. Four portals are following to the church- 3 in the southern part, and one in the north (the latter is the most simple and bricked). The portals are straight, the bow of the archivolte is supported by a pair of the columns featured by straight bone capitels. Two southern portals have smooth tympanons, the portal situated in the southern arm of the transept entails a relief sculpture presenting the isosceles cross (that motif is repeated also on the heading endings of the columns within another portal). The whole composition appears to look very majestically, especially considering the sight from the eastern side. The crowd of bigger and smaller apses makes a great impression. The only dissonance there is the bricked tower.
The Collegiate in Kruszwica appears as composed of 3 naves basilica, pillared with a transept, with separated presbytery closed by the apse. The presbytery is adhered by two insides also closed by the apses. In the arms of the transept there are located the niches- the smaller apses, directed to the east. The emporium- widely opened by the wide arcadia towards the nave’ s inside is situated on the western wall. The whole set is covered by the beam, only the floor endings of the towers and the northern sacristy are supported to the cross- rib vault.
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 can produce a wide scope of detailed information
-Some code of architecture can be demonstrated to the students
Evaluation Date: 01.09.2008
Name of teacher: Antoni Woźniak
Name of School: LO number 3
Country: Poland
Subjects Taught: Fine Arts

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