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The Resource Universe of stone : a biography of Chartres Cathedral, Philip Ball

Universe of stone : a biography of Chartres Cathedral, Philip Ball

Label
Universe of stone : a biography of Chartres Cathedral
Title
Universe of stone
Title remainder
a biography of Chartres Cathedral
Statement of responsibility
Philip Ball
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Universe of Stone shows that the Gothic cathedrals encode a far-reaching shift in the way medieval thinkers perceived their relationship with their world. For the first time, they began to believe in an orderly, rational world that could be investigated and understood. This change marked the beginning of Western science and also the start of a long and, indeed, unfinished struggle to reconcile faith and reason
Summary
An architectural history of France's Chartres cathedral offers insight into the role of the gothic cathedral in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Europe, reveals a shift in the way medieval thinkers perceived their relationship with the world, and evaluates the interplay of technology, politics, and religion in the cathedral's construction
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266137
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Philip
Dewey number
726.6094451
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA5551.C5
LC item number
B35 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cathédrale de Chartres
  • Cathédrale de Chartres
  • Cathedrals
  • Cathedrals
  • France
  • Chartres
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a biography of Chartres Cathedral
Label
Universe of stone : a biography of Chartres Cathedral, Philip Ball
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-312) 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 isle rises: Chartres in the kingdom of France -- Change of style: invention of Gothic -- Heaven on earth: what is a cathedral? -- Seek not to know high things: faith and reason in the Middle Ages -- Building by numbers: science and geometry at the school of Chartres -- Masters of works: men who planned the cathedrals -- Hammer and stone: medieval masons -- Underneath the arches: house of forces -- Holy radiance: metaphysics of light -- Hard labour: how the cathedral rose -- New beginning: first renaissance
Control code
ocn179807528
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061154294
Lccn
2008277206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)179807528
Label
Universe of stone : a biography of Chartres Cathedral, Philip Ball
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-312) 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 isle rises: Chartres in the kingdom of France -- Change of style: invention of Gothic -- Heaven on earth: what is a cathedral? -- Seek not to know high things: faith and reason in the Middle Ages -- Building by numbers: science and geometry at the school of Chartres -- Masters of works: men who planned the cathedrals -- Hammer and stone: medieval masons -- Underneath the arches: house of forces -- Holy radiance: metaphysics of light -- Hard labour: how the cathedral rose -- New beginning: first renaissance
Control code
ocn179807528
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vii, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061154294
Lccn
2008277206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)179807528

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