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Amiens Cathedral


Amiens Cathedral
Amiens Cathedral, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Amiens (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens), is by far the most famous building in Amiens.
  • The cathedral was constructed between 1220 and 1247, after a fire destroyed a previous cathedral on the site. The building is constructed in three tiers in the Gothic style, and is the largest in France of its kind.

  • Particularly noteworthy features including the beautiful sculptures and the inlays in The floor.

  • Amiens cathedral has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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High Gothic the Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims and Amiens

By Hans Jantzen

Brand: Princeton University Press
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High Gothic the Classic Cathedrals of Chartres, Reims and Amiens
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This engaging study introduces the reader to one of the greatest achievements of Western art: the climactic phase of Gothic architecture in the first half of the thirteenth century. Through a comparative analysis of the cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, and Amiens, the author illuminates the technical, theological, artistic, and social factors that formed the High Gothic synthesis. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, he successively characterizes the different parts of the Gothic cathedral and describes the human context of the three great buildings.

Notre Dame, Cathedral of Amiens: The Power of Change in Gothic

By Stephen Murray

Cambridge University Press
Hardcover (256 pages)

Notre Dame, Cathedral of Amiens: The Power of Change in Gothic
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This book is a comprehensive study of one of the most ambitious building programmes of the high middle ages. Offering a new approach to the traditional building monograph, Stephen Murray critically re-examines the documentary, archaeological, and historiographical evidence and contemporary theological debates, as well as the social, political and economic contexts in which Amiens was conceived and erected. By reintegrating these various data, Murray proposes a new chronology for the cathedral and, moreover, reconceptualises our understanding of the nature of medieval building campaigns, emphasising the dynamics of change that occurred during the course of construction. This revisionist study includes a newly-surveyed plan of Amiens, transcripts of key documents, and 195 black and white illustrations, many made especially for this edition.

Amiens Cathedral - A Fragment from the History of St. Salvius - Print

By Axel Herman Haig

Fine Art Society
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By Axel Herman Haig. Published by the Fine Art Society 1905. Verso is blank. Including margins the total size is approximately 7 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches. Includes tissue guard. From a collection of disbound catalogs and books.

Amiens Cathedral - Detail of the Choir Screen - Print

By Axel Herman Haig

Fine Art Society
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By Axel Herman Haig. Published by the Fine Art Society 1905. Verso is blank. Including margins the total size is approximately 7 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches. Includes tissue guard. From a collection of disbound catalogs and books.

The Cathedral Church of Amiens: A Short History and Description of Its Fabric

By Thomas Perkins

Leopold Classic Library
Released: 2015-12-02
Paperback (130 pages)

The Cathedral Church of Amiens: A Short History and Description of Its Fabric
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Leopold is delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. This means that we have checked every single page in every title, making it highly unlikely that any material imperfections – such as poor picture quality, blurred or missing text - remain. When our staff observed such imperfections in the original work, these have either been repaired, or the title has been excluded from the Leopold Classic Library catalogue. As part of our on-going commitment to delivering value to the reader, within the book we have also provided you with a link to a website, where you may download a digital version of this work for free. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience. If you would like to learn more about the Leopold Classic Library collection please visit our website at www.leopoldclassiclibrary.com

Choir Stalls at Amiens Cathedral

By Charles Tracy and Hugh Harrison

Brand: Spire Books
Hardcover (208 pages)

Choir Stalls at Amiens Cathedral
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A superbly illustrated study of one of the greatest examples of monumental joinery and carving in the world. The Amiens stalls date from early 16th century and are without doubt the finest of their time. Apart from their beautiful flamboyant architecture, they contain a treasury of narrative and decorative carvings. In this masterly and scholarly work, the authors examine when the stalls were made, who produced them, their iconography and architecture. There is an evaluation of the furniture's crucial art-historical significance, particularly in respect of its unmistakable Italian Renaissance influence. But uniquely, and for the first time, the structure and joinery has been carefully analysed and explained. explained.Charles Tracy isg authority church furniture in wood and is well-known for his extensive publications. Hugh Harrison is the foremost woodwork conservator in Britain who was recently involved in the conservation of the 13th-century painted nave ceiling at Peterborough Cathedral.

Amiens the Cathedral of Notre-Dame

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Amiens Cathedral: (Somme) (Itineraires Du Patrimoine)

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Amiens Cathedral is the largest cathedral in France and, with the exception of Beauvais, the highest. It was built exceptionally quickly; the fabric was completed in a mere 70 years, from 1220 to 1290. This masterpiece of Gothic art, skilfully mastered architectonic techniques - the systematic use of flying buttresses and tripartite elevation - culminates in the achievement of an accomplished style, particularly in its portal statuary. Situated in the heart of a city which was plagued by bombardments in 1940, the cathedral, nevertheless, managed to maintain a great deal of its ancient environment: to the north, the episcopal palace, and the 18th-century canonical area to the south. Not only has the cathedral preserved some of the major pieces of 13th and 14th-century stained-glass, but it managed to majestically combine its decor with its furnishings. These date from the 16th-century (choir screen) to the 19th-century (decoration of the apse chapels by Viollet-le-Duc). Thus, while touring the cathedral, the visitor encounters a veritable decorative anthology.


 
 
 

 
 
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