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Picturing the Celestial City : the medieval stained glass of Beauvais Cathedral

Author: Michael Watt Cothren
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The cathedral of Saint-Pierre in Beauvais, France, is most famous as a failure - its choir vaults came crashing down in 1284 - and only secondarily for its soaring beauty. This illustrated book represents the first serious look at the stunning collection of Gothic stained glass windows that has always dominated the experience of those who enter Beauvais Cathedral."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Watt Cothren
ISBN: 9780691120805 0691120803
OCLC Number: 62307766
Description: xii, 276 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
The first campaign: glazing the Virgin Chapel during the 1240s --
The second campaign: The original glazing of the Upper Choir, ca. 1255-1265 --
The third campaign: post-collapse repair and refurbishment in chapels during the 1290s --
The fourth campaign: restorers and creators, working upstairs and down in the 1340s --
Conclusion --
Appendix A: Transformation and restoration of the medieval glazing: a brief history --
Appendix B: Stained glass from the Saint-John Chapel, now in the Musée de Picardie, Amiens --
Appendix C: The houses of Roche Guyon and the Chatelains of Beauvais in the fourteenth century.
Responsibility: Michael W. Cothren.
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