Relativizing the Lateness of Late Gothic Architecture: Contrasting Approaches

  • I’m grateful to Alice and Kyle for organizing this session, since I share their sense that the lateness of Late Gothic deserves reassessment. Because I love Gothic architecture, I have long been frustrated by the way its later history has often been relegated to the margins of art-historical discourse. Today I aim to show how this situation has arisen, discussing various contrasting approaches to this fascinating material. I will address this topic in three steps.