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The Resource Notre-Dame of Amiens : life of the Gothic cathedral, Stephen Murray

Notre-Dame of Amiens : life of the Gothic cathedral, Stephen Murray

Label
Notre-Dame of Amiens : life of the Gothic cathedral
Title
Notre-Dame of Amiens
Title remainder
life of the Gothic cathedral
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Murray
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Notre-Dame of Amiens is one of the great Gothic cathedrals. Its construction began in 1220, and artistic production in the Gothic mode lasted well into the sixteenth century. In this magisterial chronicle, Stephen Murray invites readers to see the cathedral as more than just a thing of the past: it is a living document of medieval Christian society that endures in our own time. Murray tells the cathedral's story from the overlapping perspectives of the social groups connected to it, exploring the ways that the layfolk who visit the cathedral occasionally, the clergy who use it daily, and the artisans who created it have interacted with the building over the centuries. He considers the cycles of human activity around the cathedral and shows how groups of makers and users have been inextricably intertwined in collaboration and, occasionally, conflict. The book travels around and through the spaces of the cathedral, allowing us to re-create similar passages by our medieval predecessors. Murray reveals the many worlds of the cathedral and brings them together in the architectural triumph of its central space. A beautifully illustrated account of a grand and historically and religiously important building from a variety of perspectives and in a variety of time periods, this book offers readers a memorable tour of Notre-Dame of Amiens that celebrates the cathedral's eight hundredth anniversary in 2020"--
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DLC
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Murray, Stephen
Dewey number
720.944/2625
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA5551.A45
LC item number
M873 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cathédrale d'Amiens
  • Cathédrale d'Amiens
  • Architecture, Gothic
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture, Gothic
  • Buildings
  • Amiens (France)
  • France
Label
Notre-Dame of Amiens : life of the Gothic cathedral, Stephen Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Visiting the Cathedral -- The Portals : Unscrambling the -- Clergy, Artisans, and Laypeople : Makers and Users -- Telling the Story of the Great Enterprise, I, 1220-c. 1300 : Incomplete Completion -- Telling the Story of the Great Enterprise, II, c. 1300-1530 : Continuing Work, Immediate Danger, Triumphant End -- Liturgical Performance : Angels in the Architecture
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 422 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231195768
Lccn
2019056078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1128889444
  • (OCoLC)on1128889444
Label
Notre-Dame of Amiens : life of the Gothic cathedral, Stephen Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Visiting the Cathedral -- The Portals : Unscrambling the -- Clergy, Artisans, and Laypeople : Makers and Users -- Telling the Story of the Great Enterprise, I, 1220-c. 1300 : Incomplete Completion -- Telling the Story of the Great Enterprise, II, c. 1300-1530 : Continuing Work, Immediate Danger, Triumphant End -- Liturgical Performance : Angels in the Architecture
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 422 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231195768
Lccn
2019056078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1128889444
  • (OCoLC)on1128889444

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