CHARACTERS Ä Chartres Cathedral

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Window The Symbolic Window of the Redemption The Joseph Window The Noah Window The john the Divine Window The Mary Magdalene Window The Good Samaritan and Adam and Eve Window The Assumption Window The Life of Mary Window The Zodiac Signs Window The Charlemagne Window The Parable of the Prodigal Son Window The Upper Storey Windows Sculpture The South Porch Glass The West Rose Window The South Rose Window The Heavenly Jerusale Beautiful photography Rich historical detail A truly impressive work that documents an uniue measure of human endeavor

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Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral of all the great medieval churches has survived into the 21st century almost intact not only architecturally but with its vast iconographic programme in 12th and 13th century stained glass and sculpture Malcolm Miller's illuminating text is supported by Sonia Halliday and Laura Lushington's stunning photographs Look out for Pitkin Guides on the very best of British and French history heritage and travel Con This is THE book on Chartres and Malcolm Miller is an absolute teddy bear in person The stories behind every detail of the church are spectacular especially if you are very familiar with the Bible I'm not and I was blown away This church is an homage to Mary my fave

REVIEW Chartres Cathedral

TentsPlan of the windows of Chartres Cathedral The History of the Chartres Cathedral Chartres from Roman Times Until 1194 1194 1260 The Gothic Cathedral The Donors' Windows Chartres Cathedral Since 1260 Architechture The 12th Century Sculpture The Royal Portal Glass The Jesse Window The Incarnation Window The Passion and Resurrection Window The Blue Virgin Window The 13th Century Sculpture The North Proch Glass The North Rose uotableChrist had promised the apostles if they drink and deadly thing it shall not hurt them Mk 1618The Charlemagne Window The beardless figure accompanying Charlemagne could be his youthful nephew Roland The youthful figure standing behind Charlemagne could again be RolandThe final panel in the apex of the window depicts the Mass of St Giles intended for the forgiveness of Charlemagne's terrible sin which he dared not even confess In the 13th century the sin was made explicit as an incestuous relationship with his sister from which it has been suggested that Roland was born


10 thoughts on “Chartres Cathedral

  1. says:

    This is THE book on Chartres and Malcolm Miller is an absolute teddy bear in person The stories behind every detail of the church are spectacular especially if you are very familiar with the Bible I'm not and I was blown away This church is an homage to Mary my fave


  2. says:

    Good overview of an overwhelming work of art the pinnacle of Gothic art Nicely illustrated


  3. says:

    This book was just lovely Malcom Miller makes marvelous use of the photographs by Sonia Halliday and Laura Lushington to tell the reader the story of this fascinating cathedral He dashes out a uick historical survey to then dig in to the myriad beautiful details that dot this masterpiece of architecture His description of the major stained glass windows and adorning statues accompanied by gorgeous pictures help the reader see the level of detail that was put into this gargantuan building Even for a former Catholic it is fascinating to see them weave Old and New Testament stories as well as than a few apocryphal ones into their windows to a formidable theological effect I would highly recommend taking this book if you happen to be visiting Chartres and just reading Miller’s wonderful analysis as you gaze up those beautiful windows


  4. says:

    Once upon a time the world was full of miracles And Chartres was of all places one of the most miraculous uote from Colin Ward's Folio Society book The Making of a Miracle I loved the book and it is indebted to Malcolm Miller as we all are Chartres is a miracle but so is Malcolm Miller He has devoted his entire life to research study and teaching people all about the cathedral His knowledge is so incredibly rich that he says every tour he gives is different I dream about staying in Chartres a week and soaking up all his stories He is wonderful on the glass The book is a must read but probably it is his publication on the stained glass windows that really is his greatest In addition to Miller and Ward the other classic is John James Chartres The Masons Who Built a Legend


  5. says:

    uotableChrist had promised the apostles if they drink and deadly thing it shall not hurt them Mk 1618The Charlemagne Window The beardless figure accompanying Charlemagne could be his youthful nephew Roland The youthful figure standing behind Charlemagne could again be RolandThe final panel in the apex of the window depicts the Mass of St Giles intended for the forgiveness of Charlemagne's terrible sin which he dared not even confess In the 13th century the sin was made explicit as an incestuous relationship with his sister from which it has been suggested that Roland was born


  6. says:

    Studying for my visit Great pictures of stained glass Need


  7. says:

    Beautiful photography Rich historical detail A truly impressive work that documents an uniue measure of human endeavor


  8. says:

    I wish I had read this before I toured the Cathedral Fabulous and detailed explanations of the windows and the church by the singular expert on the topic


  9. says:

    I've met the man who wrote this Like seriously He's really old so I'm very fortunate He's also got this adorable sense of humor But this book was brilliant I had to read it for a research project but I secretly borrowed it to just read the whole thing Malcolm Miller also toured my group around the Cathedral and I was captivated the whole time The pictures in the book were gorgeous an awesome representation of the real thing especially those of the stained glass windows because they were uite inaccessible Huzzah


  10. says:

    A magnificent book beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written by one of the great living specialists on the Notre Dame de Chartres cathedral this book takes you on a detailed tour of the church with special attention to its history and the meaning of its many forms Very highly recommended


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