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Paris and Her Cathedrals

Author : R. Howard Bloch
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2022-10-11
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781631493935

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For history readers, travelers, and scholars alike, an indispensable behind-the-scenes guide to the great cathedrals of Paris. “So infectious is R. Howard Bloch’s passion for his subject that even those unable to do the traveling required will find in Paris and Her Cathedrals an inspiring guide to these time-hallowed masterpieces of medieval culture.” —Colin Jones, author of Paris and The Great Nation Over the years, R. Howard Bloch has become renowned for the insider tours of Paris that he gives to students abroad. Long sought after by travelers and history buffs for his near-encyclopedic knowledge of French cathedrals, the eminent French literature scholar finally shares his expertise with a wider audience. In Paris and Her Cathedrals, six of the most sublime cathedrals in the penumbra of Paris—Saint-Denis, Notre-Dame, Chartres, Sainte-Chapelle, Amiens, Reims—are illumined in magnificent detail as Bloch, taking us from the High Middle Ages to the devastating fire that set Notre-Dame ablaze in 2019, traces the evolution of each in turn. Written from the premise that “seeing is enhanced by knowing,” each chapter is organized along the lines of a walk around and then through the space of the cathedral, such that the actual or virtual visitor feels the rich sweep of the church, “the essence of these architectural wonders” (Antonia Felix). Animating the past with lush evocations of architectural splendor—from flying buttresses and jewel-encrusted shrines to hidden burial grounds and secret chambers—Bloch then contextualizes the cathedrals within the annals of French history. Here thrilling tales of kingly intrigue—as in Saint-Chapelle, where the pious King Louis IX amassed relics, including Christ’s crown of thorns—and audacious abbots are interspersed with anecdotes about the meeting of aristocratic and everyday life, culminating in “a rich, colorful narrative that clearly but expertly explains the history and symbolism of some of the world’s most magnificent buildings” (Ross King). To be read in preparation for an enlightened visit or merely to open a window upon the High Middle Ages in France, Paris and Her Cathedrals is a “revelation,” an “indispensable guide” (Garry Wills) to these awe-inspiring structures. Complete with the author’s own photographs, this beautifully illustrated volume vitally enhances our understanding of the history of Paris and its environs.

Notre-Dame

Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2019-10-29
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781529037654

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‘Two days after Notre Dame burned, I flew to Paris to appear on the TV programme La Grande Librairie for a discussion about cathedrals. The following morning I had breakfast at the Hotel Bristol with my French publisher and she asked me to write a short book about Notre Dame and what it means to all of us. She said she would donate the publisher’s profits to the rebuilding fund and, if I wished, I could do the same with my royalties. Yes, I said; of course, I’d love to.’ Ken Follett In aid of the crucial restoration work to restore Paris’s great cathedral, Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals is a moving, short piece of non-fiction celebrating the stunning history of this beloved building, from Ken Follett, author of the multi-million copy selling Kingsbridge series. This edition contains an exclusive extract from The Evening and the Morning, a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, publishing Autumn 2020. A minimum of 50p per copy on each sale of this book will go to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.

How France Built Her Cathedrals

Author : Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Publisher : CreateSpace
Page : 540 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2015-03-10
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1507587953

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"[...]them. “The time of big theories is the time of big results.” It is we, in the person of the Scholastics who built Paris Cathedral, and Laon, the intellectual,—churches disciplined, sober and strong. It is we the multitudinous scholars of the Middle Ages who built Chartres, the wise mystic, and opalescent Auxerre, and Châlons on the Marne of Victory. And lest the hungry generations tread us down, we inscribed our loved subtleties on their walls, and at their portals[...]".

How France Built Her Cathedrals: A Study in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

Author : Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
Publisher : DigiCat
Page : 495 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2022-08-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : EAN:8596547131151

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "How France Built Her Cathedrals: A Study in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries" by Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Notre Dame de Paris

Author : Kathy Borrus
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2019-10-29
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780762497126

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On April 15, 2019, the world looked on in horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral was nearly destroyed in a devastating fire. Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedraloffers a fascinating look back at nearly nine centuries of this landmark building that has stood as silent witness to some of the most important events in human history. A marvel of Gothic architecture, the cornerstone of Notre Dame Cathedral was laid in 1163, and construction was completed in 1345. For almost nine centuries it has served as a house of worship and refuge-a stalwart soldier that has survived wars and revolutions, hosted royal weddings, coronations, and funerals, and inspired Victor Hugo's literary classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame. With the cathedral wounded but still standing, the world now watches as the rebuilding process gets underway. Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedralchronicles the history of this landmark building, from its impressive architecture and collection of priceless artifacts to its presence during major world historical events. Through gorgeous, striking, and sometimes rarely seen archival photographs, Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedralreminds us all why this building has become an unofficial wonder of the world, lodged in the hearts and minds of people around the globe.

Notre-Dame

Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2019-10-29
Category : History
ISBN : 9781984880260

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“The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking.” —Ken Follett “[A] treasure of a book.” —The New Yorker In this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world—the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett then tells the story of the cathedral, from its construction to the role it has played across time and history, and he reveals the influence that the Notre-Dame had upon cathedrals around the world and on the writing of one of Follett's most famous and beloved novels, The Pillars of the Earth. Ken Follett will donate his proceeds from this book to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.

Churches of Paris

Author : Peggy Shannon
Publisher : Acc Art Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2022
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1788841018

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The first contemporary, illustrated English-language book to reflect the history and beauty of Parisian churches.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Author : Dany Sandron,Andrew Tallon
Publisher : Penn State Press
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2020-03-08
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780271087702

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Since its construction, Notre Dame Cathedral has played a central role in French cultural identity. In the wake of the tragic fire of 2019, questions of how to restore the fabric of this quintessential French monument are once more at the forefront. This all-too-prescient book, first published in French in 2013, takes a central place in the conversation. The Gothic cathedral par excellence, Notre Dame set the architectural bar in the competitive years of the third quarter of the twelfth century and dazzled the architects and aesthetes of the Enlightenment with its structural ingenuity. In the nineteenth century, the cathedral became the touchstone of a movement to restore medieval patrimony to its rightful place at the cultural heart of France: it was transformed into a colossal laboratory in which architects Jean-Baptiste Lassus and Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc anatomized structures, dismembered them, put them back, or built them anew—all the while documenting their work with scientific precision. Taking as their point of departure a three-dimensional laser scan of the cathedral created in 2010, architectural historians Dany Sandron and the late Andrew Tallon tell the story of the construction and reconstruction of Notre Dame in visual terms. With over a billion points of data, the scan supplies a highly accurate spatial map of the building, which is anatomized and rebuilt virtually. Fourteen double-page images represent the cathedral at specific points in time, while the accompanying text sets out the history of the building, addressing key topics such as the fundraising campaign, the construction of the vaults, and the liturgical function of the choir. Featuring 170 full-color illustrations and elegantly translated by Andrew Tallon and Lindsay Cook, Notre Dame Cathedral is an enlightening history of one of the world’s most treasured architectural achievements.

Notre Dame de Paris

Author : Charles Hiatt
Publisher : Good Press
Page : 121 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2019-11-20
Category : Fiction
ISBN : EAN:4057664188304

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Notre Dame de Paris by Charles Hiatt Pdf

Explore the rich history and awe-inspiring architecture of Notre-Dame de Paris, the iconic medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in Paris. Discover its groundbreaking design, including the rib vault and flying buttress, rose windows, sculptural decoration, and three pipe organs. Learn about its construction, modifications, and significant moments throughout history, including Napoleon's coronation.

Notre-Dame

Author : Agnès Poirier
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 268 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2020-04-02
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781786078001

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Notre-Dame by Agnès Poirier Pdf

WINNER OF THE 2022 FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY BOOK AWARD The profound emotion felt around the world upon seeing images of Notre-Dame in flames opens up a series of questions: Why was everyone so deeply moved? Why does Notre-Dame so clearly crystallise what our civilisation is about? What makes ‘Our Lady of Paris’ the soul of a nation and a symbol of human achievement? What is it that speaks so directly to us today? In answer, Agnès Poirier turns to the defining moments in Notre-Dame’s history. Beginning with the laying of the corner stone in 1163, she recounts the conversion of Henri IV to Catholicism, the coronation of Napoleon, Victor Hugo’s nineteenth-century campaign to preserve the cathedral, Baron Haussmann’s clearing of the streets in front of it, the Liberation in 1944, the 1950s film of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, starring Gina Lollobrigida and Anthony Quinn, and the state funeral of Charles de Gaulle, before returning to the present. The conflict over Notre-Dame’s reconstruction promises to be fierce. Nothing short of a cultural war is already brewing between the wise and the daring, the sincere and the opportunist, historians and militants, the devout and secularists. It is here that Poirier reveals the deep malaise – gilet jaunes and all – at the heart of the France.

Notre Dame de Paris the Eternal Cathedral

Author : Claude Gauvard
Publisher : E/P/A Editions
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : France
ISBN : 2376712009

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"This book is not a work of art history. It does not look at the construction of Notre Dame de Paris in terms of the complexity of its architecture or its sculptures; it does not go into detail about its leaps in technology, however innovative, nor does it well on the audacity of its 19th-century restoration, either to praise it or to point out possible errors. Although these topics are not overlooked, this book is primarily concerned with telling the story of Notre Dame de Paris as it was in the Middle Ages. But how can we rediscover in today's cathedral, now visited by millions of people from across the world, the medieval building frequented by the bishops and conons, the kings in their nearby palace and the Parisians who lived in the shadow of its towers and its spire? Notre Dame is a living building, one that has been affected by the twists and turns of history. It was neglected during the Renaissance, transformed during the baroque era, mutilated by revolutionary rage, idealized by the Romantics -- and so gradually its medievalpast disappeared under these successive layers of history. Let us begin by raising the veil, by leaving the present and returning to the past in an attempt to rediscover the initial project tha in 1163 led Bishop Maurice de Sully to construct a new building in a new style."--The Foreword

Great Gothic Cathedrals of France

Author : Stan Parry
Publisher : Studio
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architecture, Gothic
ISBN : UCSD:31822028558963

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Paperback size for travel, this introduction to Gothic architecture and personal tour of French cathedrals is a celebration and an education in one, giving both the reader and the visitor a vivid and practical approach to appreciating these great buildings. Parry clarifies every significant element of their architecture in detailed text and beautiful, full-colour and b/w photos. The first handbook to bring together so many of these cathedrals with so many pictures, this necessity for the summer vacationer begs to be kept long afterward as a luscious souvenir.

Notre-dame De Paris

Author : Charles River
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 74 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2017-06-20
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1548227390

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*Includes pictures *Includes historic descriptions of the cathedral *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "Notre Dame de Paris, in particular, is a curious specimen of this variety. Every surface, every stone of this venerable pile, is a page of the history not only of the country, but of science and of art. Thus-to mention here only a few of the chief details-whereas the small Porte Rouge almost touches the limits of fifteenth century Gothic delicacy, the pillars of the nave, by their massiveness and great girth, reach back to the Carlovingian Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pr�s. One would imagine that six centuries lay between that door and those pillars." With these words, the famous 19th century novelist Victor Hugo attempted to introduce his readers to the backdrop of his seminal work, later known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This, it should be noted, was not the name that Hugo gave to his work; instead, he called it simply Notre Dame, after the building in which he set it. This location was no accident, for, perhaps more than any other city in Europe, Paris has seen every kind of trouble and happiness that can befall a place. It may be called the "City of Lights," but it also frequently saw its leaders' blood spilled in the streets. It is the symbol of romance, but also a place where the famed Napoleon divorced the love of his life in order to have a son. It is famed for its art and culture, but it hosted Nazis during four long years of occupation. Most of all, it is a city of building up and tearing down and building up again, where life is ever-changing. Yet, in the midst of this history of turmoil and chaos, one place has survived largely unchanged, a symbol to Christian believers of the unchanging truths of faith. Notre-Dame has stood as a monumental, though silent, witness to much of Paris' history. As Hugo pointed out, "This generative Mother-Church is, among the other ancient churches of Paris, a sort of Chimera: she has the head of one, the limbs of another, the body of a third-something of all. These hybrid edifices are, we repeat, by no means the least interesting to the artist, the antiquary, and the historian...They let us realize to how great a degree architecture is a primitive matter, in that they demonstrate...that the greatest productions of architecture are not so much the work of individuals as of a community; are rather the offspring of a nation's labour than the out-come of individual genius; the deposit of a whole people; the heaped-up treasure of centuries; the residuum left by the successive evaporations of human society; in a word, a species of formations. Each wave of time leaves its coating of alluvium, each race deposits its layer on the monuments, each individual contributes his stone to it." Notre-Dame de Paris: The History and Legacy of France's Most Famous Cathedral chronicles the remarkable history of the Parisian cathedral. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Notre-Dame like never before.

Notre Dame de Paris

Author : Kathy Borrus
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0762497165

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Notre Dame de Paris; A Short History & Description of the Cathedral, with Some Account of the Churches Which Preceded It

Author : Charles Hiatt
Publisher : Franklin Classics
Page : 126 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2018-10-13
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0342796747

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Notre Dame de Paris; A Short History & Description of the Cathedral, with Some Account of the Churches Which Preceded It by Charles Hiatt Pdf

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