Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral

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World Wisdom Books, 1996 - Architecture - 135 pages
The purpose of the present work is to evoke as authentically as possible the spiritual climate in which the Gothic cathedral was born, and to do so by allowing contemporary witnesses to speak for themselves...to show how the Gothic cathedral was the final fruit to ripen on the tree of an ancient tradition.

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Contents

Foreword
7
The Preliminary Stages
31
Sugers Rebuilding of the Church of SaintDenis
44
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About the author (1996)

Eminent Swiss metaphysician and scholar Dr. Titus Burckhardt was devoted to studies in art, art history, and oriental languages, and embarked upon journeys through North Africa and the Near East. In addition to writing books in German, he translated many important works from their original Arabic.

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