Great Gothic cathedrals of France

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Viking Studio, Apr 26, 2001 - Architecture - 214 pages
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Paperback size for travel, French Gothic Architecture is a celebration and an education in one, a tour of twelve French cathedrals that embody one of the major glories of Western civilization. From the massive facade of Reims to the transcendent beauty of the stained glass at Chartres, it darifies every significant element of their architecture in text and image -- even how to "read" a stained-glass window. Also including Amiens, Notre-Dame in Paris, and Sainte Chapelle, St. Denis, Laon, Noyon, Soissons, Sens, Beauvais, and Bourges, this is the first handbook to bring so many of them together and with so many illustrations. In an appendix there is specific travel information for each cathedral. A herald of the summer vacation season, it begs to be kept long afterward as a luscious souvenir.

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Amiens Cathedral of NotreDame
Beauvais Cathedral of SaintPierre
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