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Universe of Stone Chartres Cathedral and the Triumph of the Medieval Mind von Ball, Philip (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 31.08.2011
  • Verlag: Random House
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Universe of Stone

In the twelfth century, Christians in Europe began to build a completely new kind of church - soaring, spacious monuments flooded with light from immense windows. These were the first Gothic churches, the crowning example of which was the cathedral of Chartres: a revolution in thought embodied in stone and glass, and a bridge between the ancient and modern worlds.In Universe of Stone, Philip Ball explains the genesis and development of the Gothic style. He argues that it signified a profound change in the social, intellectual and theological climate of Western Christendom. As the church represented nothing less than a vision of heaven on earth, this shift in architectural style marked the beginning of the argument between faith and reason which continues today, and of a scientific view of the world that threatened to dispense with God altogether.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 31.08.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781446499757
    Verlag: Random House
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