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Art History Illustrated, Gothic Cathedrals: Encyclopedias in Stone and Glass

Thursday, January 18, 2024

5:30-7:00 pm

In 1140, Abbot Suger undertook a restoration project at his church of St-Denis in Paris. For this endeavor, he invented a new style of architecture, now known as Gothic, recognizable by its distinctive pointed arches, which became the signature style of building in Europe in the 12th through the 15th centuries. In this richly illustrated talk, join art historian Brenda Edgar for a tour of all the major Gothic cathedrals in France and beyond, looking closely at the buildings themselves as well as their sculptural and stained glass decoration. Come learn how these massive, soaring structures inspired and educated late medieval Christians.

Join us for our “Art History Illustrated” talk series, held the third Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. This monthly illustrated talk series is presented by art historian Brenda Edgar, in collaboration with The Floyd County Library Cultural Arts Center.

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