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Notre-Dame of Paris: The Biography of a Cathedral

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Published July 1st 1990 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published October 27th 1955)
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James
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sub-titled "The Biography of a Cathedral", Allan Temko's book spans two centuries of Medieval France. These centuries saw the Gothic established in all of Europe, and the great Cathedral of Paris was the embodiment of that age. This story is at once historic, biographical, social, and artistic. It is the story of the bishops who dedicated their lives to its creation; of the builders and the people who gave of themselves; of the daring experiments in engineering which introduced a new conception; ...more
Chris
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An extremely enjoyable story, and it is that, of Notre-Dame of Paris. Architectural detail linked with the fascinating history of France. As close to a can't-put-down book as a book of non-fiction can be.
Gilbert Wesley Purdy
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Almost as good as Adams's Mont Saint Michel Chartres. I love this kind of book. Rich with the fine detail of history.
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