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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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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
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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 : Set of Ten Postcards

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Amiens : Set of Ten Postcards
 
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Set of ten postcards of various scenes in the historic city of Amiens, France. It is the home of Amiens Cathedral, the largest of the three great Gothic cathedrals built in France during the 13th. century.

The Cathedral Church of Amiens: A Short History and Description of Its Fabric (Classic Reprint)

By Thomas Perkins

Forgotten Books
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It may save some disappointment to photographers who wish, during their stay in Amiens, to take negatives, if the writer warns them that all interior photography is absolutely forbidden to any one not furnished with the permit from the Ministre des Cultes. No one in Amiens has power to grant permission, and as some short delay is likely to attend the issue of this permit from the Government office, application should be made by letter a few weeks beforehand.

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La Pomme Renversee and Amiens Cathedral L-Inventaire- Vintage Illustrations 1938

By Augustus Lepere

The Print Society
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Amiens the Cathedral of Notre-Dame

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