Cathedrals and Churches of Europe
Cathedrals and Churches of
At the very heart of cities and villages, churches, cathedrals and basilicas have shaped the landscape in Europe to a great extent. Their architecture bears witness to the skills of craftsmen and the mystic fervor that led to their building. It reveals essential details about their architecture and historical meaning.
- Brand: Borngasser Barbara
- ASIN: 3848006901
High Gothic the Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims and Amiens
High Gothic the Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims
This engaging study introduces the reader to one of the greatest achievements of Western art: the climactic phase of Gothic architecture in the first half of the thirteenth century. Through a comparative analysis of the cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, and Amiens, the author illuminates the technical, theological, artistic, and social factors that formed the High Gothic synthesis. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, he successively characterizes the different parts of the Gothic cathedral and describes the human context of the three great buildings.
- Brand: Brand: Princeton University Press
- ASIN: 0691003726
Notre Dame, Cathedral of Amiens: The Power of Change in Gothic
Notre Dame, Cathedral of Amiens: The Power of
This book is a comprehensive study of one of the most ambitious building programmes of the high middle ages. Offering a new approach to the traditional building monograph, Stephen Murray critically re-examines the documentary, archaeological, and historiographical evidence and contemporary theological debates, as well as the social, political and economic contexts in which Amiens was conceived and erected. By reintegrating these various data, Murray proposes a new chronology for the cathedral and, moreover, reconceptualises our understanding of the nature of medieval building campaigns, emphasising the dynamics of change that occurred during the course of construction. This revisionist study includes a newly-surveyed plan of Amiens, transcripts of key documents, and 195 black and white illustrations, many made especially for this edition.
- ASIN: 0521497353
High Gothic a Comparative Analysis of the Great Gothic Cathedrals of Chartres Rheims and Amiens
The Weeping Angel: Letters and Poems from World War I France
The Weeping Angel: Letters and Poems from World
Posters in Kansas City adorned the army recruitment center: "Join up and be in France in 60 days." Working as a soldier on the railroads in war-torn northern France during World War I, Hubert Kelley found his vocation as a poet and writer. This is the story of a boy's journey into adulthood told through his vivid letters home written from 1917 to 1919. The Weeping Angel (L'Ange Pleureur) statue in the Amiens Cathedral came to symbolize the sadness of war to him and his fellow soldiers, and he visited it often. His poems and selected later writings are included in this volume."The Weeping Angel draws on one of the richest surviving collections of First World War letters to bring to life one of Uncle Sam's most remarkable-and thoughtful-doughboys. In this compelling book, Mary Kelley restores the human story to one corner of an inhuman war. Whether they've read one book about the war or fifty, readers will be surprised and engaged by The Weeping Angel." -Christopher Capozzola, author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen "It's a wonderful book with so much compelling material...Kelley's essay, 'A Memory of Amiens,' is extraordinary. The Weeping Angel rescues a wonderful voice from the period, as well as the story of a remarkable regiment...
- ASIN: 1940244706
The Bible of Amiens: Proust by Way of Ruskin (European Cultural History Series Book 1)
The Bible of Amiens: Proust by Way of
John Ruskin (1819-1900) wrote The Bible of Amiens in 1882 when he was sixty-three. Six years after Ruskin's death, Marcel Proust (1871-1922) published his translation La Bible d'Amiens at the age of thirty-five. This is the first translation into English of Proust's work which, in addition to the translation, includes a long preface and copious notes. The text on which this translation is based was published by Éditions Payot & Rivages in 2011.
- ASIN: B00QJDS4Q4
La Cathedrale D'Amiens/The Cathedral Church Of Amiens
The cathedral church of Amiens: A short history and description of its fabric
The cathedral church of Amiens: A short history
This book, "The Cathedral Church of Amiens: A Short History and Description of Its Fabric", by Thomas Perkins, is a replication of a book originally published before 1902. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible. This book was created using print-on-demand technology. Thank you for supporting classic literature.
- ASIN: B00303FERS
Choir-Stalls at Amiens Cathedral
Choir-Stalls at Amiens
A superbly illustrated study of one of the greatest examples of monumental joinery and carving in the world. The Amiens stalls date from early 16th century and are without doubt the finest of their time. Apart from their beautiful flamboyant architecture, they contain a treasury of narrative and decorative carvings. In this masterly and scholarly work, the authors examine when the stalls were made, who produced them, their iconography and architecture. There is an evaluation of the furniture's crucial art-historical significance, particularly in respect of its unmistakable Italian Renaissance influence. But uniquely, and for the first time, the structure and joinery has been carefully analysed and explained.Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Preface Introduction Part 1 The monument in context 1 Chronology of the choir-stall building programme and associated events 2 An introduction to the joinery 3 The carvers 4 The fleur-de-lys 5 The architecture of the stalls 6 Stylistic context 7 Speculation on the hidden face of joinery of the stalls Part 2 The structural carpentry and joinery of the stalls 8 Introduction to Part 2 9 The construction and assembly of the stalls 10 The joinery techniques – concepts, ideals and history 11 The techniques used to realise the concep...
- Brand: Brand: Spire Books
- ASIN: 0954361563
Cathedral of Our Lady of Amiens (1940's postcards)
Robert de Luzarches, Thomas de Cormont and Renaud de Cormont, Amiens Cathedral, Amiens, France, begun 1220. Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris
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Amiens Cathedral Tourist Guide 🇫🇷 Travel In France - Travel And Discover
Amiens cathedral contains the largest medieval interior in Western Europe, supported by 126 pillars. Both the nave and the chancel are vast but extremely light, with considerable amounts of stained glass surviving, despite the depredations of war. The ambulatory surrounding the choir is richly d...
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Amiens Cathedral: Construction Sequence
Click the button lower right hand corner of screen to view accompanying subtitles. Update: Feburary 28, 2018. It has come to my attention that there is an error in the construction sequence. As shown, the western clerestory level of the north and south transept was built AFTER the aisle-level of...
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Amazing Grace, United Pipers for Peace, Amiens Cathedral
United Pipers for Peace, 1918-2018, was a gathering of around 400 bagpipers from across the globe to commemorate the centenary of the armistice of the First World War. In a short remembrance ceremony in Amiens Cathedral, Emma Brown sang Amazing Grace, followed by Pipe Major Tom Jamieson and the...
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Amiens Cathedral (UNESCO/NHK)
Amiens Cathedral, in the heart of Picardy, is one of the largest 'classic' Gothic churches of the 13th century. It is notable for the coherence of its plan, the beauty of its three-tier interior elevation and the particularly fine display of sculptures on the principal facade and in the south tra...
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