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The Resource Building the great cathedrals, François Icher ; translated from the French by Anthony Zielonka

Building the great cathedrals, François Icher ; translated from the French by Anthony Zielonka

Label
Building the great cathedrals
Title
Building the great cathedrals
Statement of responsibility
François Icher ; translated from the French by Anthony Zielonka
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This volume is a study of the people who commissioned, designed, and built the great cathedrals of Europe, from the eleventh through the sixteenth centuries. Historian Francois Icher has written a lively, detailed account of the process by which these masterpieces of world architecture came to be - from their commissioning by a bishop or wealthy patron, to the hiring of an architect and mastercraftsmen, to the daily labor on the construction site."--BOOK JACKET. "Supplementing the author's highly readable narrative are many stories and anecdotes about particular cathedrals and their construction; an appendix of archival documents that furnish additional details about the construction process at various sites; and a bibliography."--BOOK JACKET. "Building the Great Cathedrals is extensively illustrated with current photographs of many of the structures, with architectural drawings, and with art works such as mosaics and illuminated manuscript pages that depict scenes on the construction site, including craftsmen at work, individual tools and instruments, and symbols and emblems of the guilds and orders."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Icher, François
Dewey number
726.6/094/0902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA4830
LC item number
.I2713 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cathedrals
  • Cathedrals
  • Kirchenbau
Label
Building the great cathedrals, François Icher ; translated from the French by Anthony Zielonka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The age of the cathedrals. From the Ecclesia to the Cathedralis ; The first cathedral complexes ; The Gothic age ; The end of the great construction-sites ; From the cathedral complex to the cathedral -- Patronage, financing, and the workshop committee. Different patrons in different countries ; The question of financing ; Chapters and workshops -- The architect. Obtaining the commission ; A man of many skills ; The architect and his workers -- Before reaching the cathedral construction-site. The quarry ; The forest ; From the forge to the workshop -- The cathedral construction-site. The stonecutters' lodge ; The tracing house ; The stonecutters, masons, and mortar mixers ; Sculptors and modelmakers ; Carpenters and the wood crafts ; Plasterers, roofers, and plumbers ; Blacksmiths and locksmiths ; Glass artists and glassworkers ; Other crafts associated with the cathedral construction-site -- The memory of the builders. Memory and history ; The book of drawings of Villard de Honnecourt ; The Museum of the Œuvre Notre-Dame de Strasbourg ; The companions of the Tour of France ; Freemasonry ; The texts. The Regius manuscript ; The Statutes of Ratisbon ; Regulations concerning the Companions ; Regulation concerning the Apprentices ; The Statutes of Saint Michel
Control code
ocm39216011
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780810940178
Lccn
98025867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
a
System control number
(OCoLC)39216011
Label
Building the great cathedrals, François Icher ; translated from the French by Anthony Zielonka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The age of the cathedrals. From the Ecclesia to the Cathedralis ; The first cathedral complexes ; The Gothic age ; The end of the great construction-sites ; From the cathedral complex to the cathedral -- Patronage, financing, and the workshop committee. Different patrons in different countries ; The question of financing ; Chapters and workshops -- The architect. Obtaining the commission ; A man of many skills ; The architect and his workers -- Before reaching the cathedral construction-site. The quarry ; The forest ; From the forge to the workshop -- The cathedral construction-site. The stonecutters' lodge ; The tracing house ; The stonecutters, masons, and mortar mixers ; Sculptors and modelmakers ; Carpenters and the wood crafts ; Plasterers, roofers, and plumbers ; Blacksmiths and locksmiths ; Glass artists and glassworkers ; Other crafts associated with the cathedral construction-site -- The memory of the builders. Memory and history ; The book of drawings of Villard de Honnecourt ; The Museum of the Œuvre Notre-Dame de Strasbourg ; The companions of the Tour of France ; Freemasonry ; The texts. The Regius manuscript ; The Statutes of Ratisbon ; Regulations concerning the Companions ; Regulation concerning the Apprentices ; The Statutes of Saint Michel
Control code
ocm39216011
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780810940178
Lccn
98025867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
a
System control number
(OCoLC)39216011

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