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By Kathleen Nolan,Dany Sandron

ISBN-10: 1472440552

ISBN-13: 9781472440556

The touchstones of Gothic enormous artwork in France - the abbey church of Saint-Denis and the cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, and Bourges - shape the center of this assortment devoted to the reminiscence of Anne Prache. The essays mirror the influence of Prache’s profession, either as a student of wide-ranging pursuits and as a builder of bridges among the French and American educational groups. therefore the authors comprise students in France and the us, either teachers and museum execs, whereas the thematic matrix of the booklet, divided into structure, stained glass, and sculpture, displays the a number of media explored by means of Prache in the course of her lengthy occupation. The essays hire a diverse variety of methodologies to discover Gothic monuments. The chapters within the architectural part contain a thorough archeological research of the rules of Reims Cathedral, the shut studying of a overdue medieval literary textual content for a symbolic figuring out of Paris, and essays that discover the medieval use of sensible geometry in designing whole constructions and their parts. Saint-Denis, Reims, and Chartres, all monuments studied by means of Prache, are mentioned within the subsequent half, on stained glass. those chapters show how previous difficulties could be clarified by means of new proof, no matter if from the accessibility of formerly unknown archival details, for Reims, or via revelations that come up from recovery, at Chartres. those essays additionally contain a learn exhibiting the complexity of constructing attributions for the storied glass of Saint-Denis. the ultimate set of essays likewise takes various ways to sculpture, no matter if developing hyperlinks to the liturgy at Reims, or discussing the that means of a sculptural ensemble studied by way of Prache early in her occupation, the cloister of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux in Châlons-en-Champagne, or scrupulously reading the façade sculpture at Bourges Cathedral for insights into the layout method. As a complete, the amount presents a window onto key instructions within the research of

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