Splendor and peril: The Cathedral of Paris, 1290-1350

Davis, Michael T.
March 1998
Art Bulletin;Mar1998, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p34
Academic Journal
Focuses on the building techniques adopted by master masons Pierre de Chelles and Jehan Ravy during the final stages of construction for the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France in 1296. Integration of a visually complex architecture with imagery based on the contemporary optical theory and devotional practices; Illumination of the process of meaningful selection guiding the cathedral's design.


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