The Gothic Stained Glass of Reims Cathedral

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Penn State Press, 2011 - Art - 340 pages

Dubbed the Cathedral of France and first church of French Christendom, the Gothic cathedral of Reims was the coronation site of more than two dozen French kings--and a target of German bombardment in World War I. Before 1914 its medieval stained glass had enjoyed the fame of Chartres and Bourges. The first extensive study focusing on the stained glass of this preeminent cathedral, The Gothic Stained Glass of Reims Cathedral offers a groundbreaking analysis of its glazing program. Through unique insights into the clerical agenda and its influence over a building devoted to the coronation of the French monarchy, Lillich considers the stained glass in the context of building chronology, political events, and artistic movements to present a completely new understanding of the stained glass of Reims.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Un Peu dHistoire
1
Chapter 2 The Rosaces of the Chevet
17
Chapter 3 The Lancets of the Chevet
61
Grisailles Roses and Belles Verrières
105
Chapter 5 The Rosaces of the Nave
153
Chapter 6 The Lancets of the Nave
173
Chapter 7 The Glazing of the West Facade
211
Comparanda
237
The Spanish Connection Legends of the Apostle James Translations by Pierre de Beauvais and the Family of Archbishop Henri de Braine
247
Pierre de Beauvais and the Bestiary
249
King Solomon in Bed Song of Songs 378
251
Lectulus and Ferculum Song of Songs 37 9
260
Two Seraphim Attributed to Reims in US Collections
263
Notes
265
Selected Bibliography
327
Index
331

Heresy in Champagne
241
Genealogy of Archbishop Henri de Braine
244
Ogive Glass of Bays 100 Through 104
245
Back Cover
341
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Meredith Parsons Lillich is Professor Emerita of Art at Syracuse University.

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