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Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral (Hardback)

By Borrus, Kathy

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On April 16, 2019, the world looked on in horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral was nearly destroyed in a devastating fire. Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral offers a fascinating look back at nearly nine centuries of this landmark building that has stood as silent ...witness to some of the most important events in human history. On April 16, 2019, five days before the celebration of Easter, a blazing fire engulfed the world famous Notre-Dame de Paris. A marvel of Gothic architecture, construction on the Notre Dame Cathedral was begun in 1160 and completed in 1345. For almost nine centuries it has served as a house of worship and refuge; a stalwart soldier that has survived wars and revolutions, and hosted weddings, coronations, and funerals for kings and queens, presidents, and political dignitaries. The cathedral has also offered solace and sanctuary to tourists, locals, and one very famous fictional hunchback. It's this rich mixture of social history and human ingenuity that makes the Notre Dame, in the words of one art scholar, one of the great monuments to the best of civilization. Wounded but still standing, the world now watches as France rebuilds. Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral will detail the impressive architecture of the building, the priceless artifacts it contains, and the major historical events that have taken place in its presence. It will also show, through film stills and artwork reproductions, the ways in which the Notre Dame has permeated our popular culture. Coupled with informative text for each image, Notre Dame is the definitive book on the history of this landmark building.
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ISBN 9780762497119
Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
Publisher Running Press
Format Hardback
70 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780762497119
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Running Press
Imprint Running Press Adult
Released 31 Dec 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Borrus, Kathy
Category History of Art
Religious Buildings
European History
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 186mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 726.60944361
Weight 511g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Cathedrals - France - Paris, Church architecture - France - Paris
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade