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Notre-Dame, Cathedral of Amiens : the power of change in Gothic

Author: Stephen Murray
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Notre Dame, Cathedral of Amiens: The power of Change in Gothic is a comprehensive study of one of the most ambitious building programs of the High Middle Ages. Offering a new approach to the traditional building monograph, Stephen Murray critically reexamines the documentary, archaeological, and historiographical evidence; contemporary theological debates; as well as the social, political, and economic contexts in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Murray
ISBN: 0521497353 9780521497350
OCLC Number: 32168393
Description: xix, 233 p., [96] p. of plates : ill., map ; 29 cm.
Contents: 1. An Introduction to the Study of Amiens Cathedral --
2. City and Cathedral --
3. Cathedral Plan, Space, and Structure --
4. The Start of Construction: 1220s to 1230s --
5. Signs of Change: 1230s to 1260s --
6. Names in the Labyrinth: The Problem of Authorship --
7. Facades --
8. The Portals: Access to Redemption --
App. A. Texts Relating to the Construction of Amiens Cathedral --
App. B. The Sequence of Construction with Axonometric Drawings --
App. C. Problems in "Reading" Masonry --
App. D. Dimensions and Problems of Mensuration --
App. E. Restorations --
App. F. Ariadne's Thread --
App. G. West Portals: Iconographic Schema --
App. H. Dendrochronological Analysis of Constructional Wood at Amiens, 1992.
Responsibility: Stephen Murray.
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Notre Dame, Cathedral of Amiens: The power of Change in Gothic is a comprehensive study of one of the most ambitious building programs of the High Middle Ages. Offering a new approach to the traditional building monograph, Stephen Murray critically reexamines the documentary, archaeological, and historiographical evidence; contemporary theological debates; as well as the social, political, and economic contexts in which Amiens was conceived and erected. By integrating these various data, Murray proposes a new chronology for the cathedral and, moreover, reconceptualizes our understanding of the nature of medieval building campaigns, emphasizing 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.

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