Skip to main content

Chartres Cathedral

Download Chartres Cathedral Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, and kindle. Chartres Cathedral is one my favorite book and give us some inspiration, very enjoy to read. you could read this book anywhere anytime directly from your device.

Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral Book
Author : Robert Branner
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780393314380
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

Modeled on the highly successful Norton Critical Editions, this series offers illuminating introductions to major monuments of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

High Gothic Sculpture at Chartres Cathedral the Tomb of the Count of Joigny and the Master of the Warrior Saints

High Gothic Sculpture at Chartres Cathedral  the Tomb of the Count of Joigny  and the Master of the Warrior Saints Book
Author : Anne McGee Morganstern
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0271048654
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

"Re-examines the sculpture on the transept porches of Chartres Cathedral and revises their chronology, based on information from the previously unstudied tomb of the count of Joigny. Documents the production of the monument within the context of French High Gothic sculpture"--Provided by publisher.

Universe of Stone

Universe of Stone Book
Author : Philip Ball
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-03-17
ISBN : 0061970077
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries—and why was it built at such immense height and with such glorious play of light, in the soaring manner we now call Gothic? In this eminently fascinating work, author Philip Ball makes sense of the visual and emotional power of Chartres and brilliantly explores how its construction—and the creation of other Gothic cathedrals—represented a profound and dramatic shift in the way medieval thinkers perceived their relationship with their world. Beautifully illustrated and written, filled with astonishing insight, Universe of Stone embeds the magnificent cathedral in the culture of the twelfth century—its schools of philosophy and science, its trades and technologies, its politics and religious debates—enabling us to view this ancient architectural marvel with fresh eyes.

Sacred Places Europe

Sacred Places Europe Book
Author : Brad Olsen
Publisher : CCC Publishing
Release : 2007-02-01
ISBN : 1888729325
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

Combining current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, this travel guide brings both lesser-known and famous European spiritual locales into perspective by explaining the significance of each sacred site. The cultural relevance, history, and spirituality of each site—including Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Mont Saint Michel, Pompeii, and Saint Peter's Basilica—are explained, creating a moving and artistic travel experience. Each destination—with selections spanning more than 15 countries throughout Europe—is accompanied by easy-to-follow maps and directions.

A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture Book
Author : Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781856693714
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

The Gothic Cathedral

The Gothic Cathedral Book
Author : Otto Georg Von Simson
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-06-16
ISBN : 0691214034
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

The description for this book, The Gothic Cathedral: Origins of Gothic Architecture and the Medieval Concept of Order, will be forthcoming.

Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral

Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral Book
Author : Titus Burckhardt
Publisher : World Wisdom Books
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

This new and revised edition of Titus Burckhardt's masterpiece, Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral, is a richly colored window onto the lofty intellectual and spiritual climate that conceived the marvel that is Gothic architecture. Featuring a new appendix with three sections, and a new Foreword by John James, a world authority on Chartres, as well as 25 new illustrations, it cannot fail to inspire the reader to become a pilgrim to Chartres.

Artistic Integration in Gothic Buildings

Artistic Integration in Gothic Buildings Book
Author : Virginia Chieffo Raguin,Kathryn Brush,Peter Draper
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 1995-01-01
ISBN : 9780802074775
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

In this collaborative work seventeen international scholars use contemporary methodologies to address the ways in which we understand Gothic church buildings today. Artistic Integration in Gothic Buildings discusses major monuments that have traditionally stood at the core of medieval art-historical studies: the cathedrals of Durham, Wells, Chartres, Reims, Poitiers, Strasbourg, and Naumburg, the abbey of Saint-Denis, and the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris. The contributors approach the subject from different specialties and methodologies within the field of art history, as well as from the disciplines of history, liturgical studies, and theology. Willibald Sauerl)nder's overview acknowledges that since the early nineteenth century scholars have been confronted with monuments that no longer perform their original functions. The moment of the creation of these great cages of stone, filled with images in metal, paint, glass, stone, and textiles, has passed as surely as Villon's `snows of yesteryear.' Artistic intentions shifted continuously over the centuries as these great buildings were adapted to new situations, historical, cultural, and religious. Once the settings for complex and diversified rituals of religious, social, and political dimensions, the buildings today stand in a completely different time frame and are experienced by a different audience. This volume addresses the hermeneutics of the development of scholarship concerning the Gothic church, reviewing the variable, but largely exclusive, agendas from the early nineteenth century to the present, including those of Viollet-le-Duc, Lef¦vre-Pontalis, M+le, Sedlmayr, Von Simson, Panofsky, Grodecki, and Bony. The conclusion is that there is no way to return to the original Gothic cathedral or the original audience. Artistic Integration in Gothic Buildings reassesses the traditional canon through a new pluralism of approaches and presents the Gothic church as an intricate and complex living monument that has been evolving over eight centuries and more.

Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror Book
Author : Sara Lipton
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2014-11-04
ISBN : 0805096019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

In Dark Mirror, Sara Lipton offers a fascinating examination of the emergence of anti-Semitic iconography in the Middle Ages The straggly beard, the hooked nose, the bag of coins, and gaudy apparel—the religious artists of medieval Christendom had no shortage of virulent symbols for identifying Jews. Yet, hateful as these depictions were, the story they tell is not as simple as it first appears. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, Lipton argues that these visual stereotypes were neither an inevitable outgrowth of Christian theology nor a simple reflection of medieval prejudices. Instead, she maps out the complex relationship between medieval Christians' religious ideas, social experience, and developing artistic practices that drove their depiction of Jews from benign, if exoticized, figures connoting ancient wisdom to increasingly vicious portrayals inspired by (and designed to provoke) fear and hostility. At the heart of this lushly illustrated and meticulously researched work are questions that have occupied scholars for ages—why did Jews becomes such powerful and poisonous symbols in medieval art? Why were Jews associated with certain objects, symbols, actions, and deficiencies? And what were the effects of such portrayals—not only in medieval society, but throughout Western history? What we find is that the image of the Jew in medieval art was not a portrait of actual neighbors or even imagined others, but a cloudy glass into which Christendom gazed to find a distorted, phantasmagoric rendering of itself.

The Engines of Our Ingenuity

The Engines of Our Ingenuity Book
Author : John H. Lienhard
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2003-04-10
ISBN : 9780195167313
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

This book explores the nature of creativity in engineering and technology, and how it relates to creativity in art or science. Lienhard has for ten years done a twice-weekly radio show, carried on about 35 NPR stations, consisting of 3-minute essays on technology. He uses the substance of selected segments of his radio program to create a continuous narrative presenting his insights on technological creativity. This book has the same title as his radio program, to further draw the attention of his one million listeners.

Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats

Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats Book
Author : Donald Langmead,Christine Garnaut
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN : 157607112X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats presents more than 200 achievements in architecture and structural engineering in all the inhabited continents, from prehistory to the present. * 200+ A–Z, fully cross-referenced entries on fascinating structures such as Angkor Wat, a Cambodian temple complex that remains the largest religious monument ever constructed * A wealth of illustrations covering diverse topics such as dams, agrarian terracing, cathedrals, temples, bridges, monuments, palaces, skyscrapers, aqueducts, and highway systems * Numerous photographs of world famous structures such as the Taj Mahal and the Pont du Gard, and lesser known wonders such as Nazca Lines in Peru depicting a 300 foot long monkey * A glossary of explanations for many architectural and engineering terms used around the globe

Knights Lords and Ladies

Knights  Lords  and Ladies Book
Author : John W. Baldwin
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2019-10-04
ISBN : 0812296281
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

At the beginning of the twelfth century, the region around Paris had a reputation for being the land of unruly aristocrats. Entrenched within their castles, the nobles were viewed as quarrelling among themselves, terrorizing the countryside, harassing churchmen and peasants, pillaging, and committing unspeakable atrocities. By the end of the century, during the reign of Philip Augustus, the situation was dramatically different. The king had created the principal governmental organs of the Capetian monarchy and replaced the feudal magnates at the royal court with loyal men of lesser rank. The major castles had been subdued and peace reigned throughout the countryside. The aristocratic families remain the same, but no longer brigands, they had now been recruited for royal service. In his final book, the distinguished historian John Baldwin turned to church charters, royal inventories of fiefs and vassals, aristocratic seals and documents, vernacular texts, and archaeological evidence to create a detailed picture of the transformation of aristocratic life in the areas around Paris during the four decades of Philip Augustus's reign. Working outward from the reconstructed biographies of seventy-five individuals from thirty-three noble families, Baldwin offers a rich description of their domestic lives, their horses and war gear, their tourneys and crusades, their romantic fantasies, and their penances and apprehensions about final judgment. Knights, Lords, and Ladies argues that the aristocrats who inhabited the region of Paris over the turn of the twelfth century were important not only because they contributed to Philip Augustus's increase of royal power and to the wealth of churches and monasteries, but also for their own establishment as an elite and powerful social class.

Sacred Places

Sacred Places Book
Author : Brad Olsen
Publisher : CCC Publishing
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9781888729023
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.

Gothic Sculpture 1140 1300

Gothic Sculpture  1140 1300 Book
Author : Paul Williamson
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1995-01-01
ISBN : 9780300074529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

This study examines the development of Gothic sculpture throughout Europe. It discusses the most famous monuments, such as the cathedrals of Chartres, Amiens and Reims, Westminster Abbey and the Siena Duomo, and less familiar buildings in France, England, Italy, Germany, Spain and Scandinavia.

The Gothic Screen

The Gothic Screen Book
Author : Jacqueline E. Jung
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-12-28
ISBN : 1107022959
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

Reveals how Gothic choir screens, through their architecture and sculpture, were vital vehicles of communication and shapers of community within the Christian church.

French Cathedrals Monasteries and Abbeys and Sacred Sites of France

French Cathedrals  Monasteries and Abbeys  and Sacred Sites of France Book
Author : Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1910
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

Download French Cathedrals Monasteries and Abbeys and Sacred Sites of France book written by Elizabeth Robins Pennell, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Sacred Places Around the World

Sacred Places Around the World Book
Author : Brad Olsen
Publisher : CCC Publishing
Release : 2004-02-01
ISBN : 1888729317
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions.

Europe For Dummies

Europe For Dummies Book
Author : Reid Bramblett
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2005-01-28
ISBN : 0764583557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

Download Europe For Dummies book written by Reid Bramblett, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

History of Art

History of Art Book
Author : Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson
Publisher : Prentice Hall Professional
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780131828957
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

DOWNLOAD

Book Description :

For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.