Universe of Stone: Chartres Cathedral and the Invention of the Gothic ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Philip Ball

Universe of Stone: Chartres Cathedral and the Invention of the Gothic

HarperCollins e-books
Publication date: March 2009
ISBN: 9780061970078
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$12.99

Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries—and why was it built at such immense height and with such glorious play of light, in the soaring manner we now call Gothic?

In this eminently fascinating work, author Philip Ball makes sense of the visual and emotional power of Chartres and brilliantly explores how its construction—and the creation of other Gothic cathedrals—represented a profound and dramatic shift in the way medieval thinkers perceived their relationship with their world. Beautifully illustrated and written, filled with astonishing insight, Universe of Stone embeds the magnificent cathedral in the culture of the twelfth century—its schools of philosophy and science, its trades and technologies, its politics and religious debates—enabling us to view this ancient architectural marvel with fresh eyes.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Universe of Stone ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
6415 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Philip Ball
What's Next?: Even Scientists Can't Predict the Future - or Can They? ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jim Al-Khalili
What's Next?: Even Scientists Can't Predict the Future - or Can They?
Jim Al-Khalili & Philip Ball & Gaia Vince
Profile Books, October 2017
ISBN: 9781781258958
Format: ePub
List Price: $7.99 Our price: $6.99
A Waste of Blood and Treasure: The 1799 Anglo-Russian Invasion of the Netherlands ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Philip Ball
A Waste of Blood and Treasure: The 1799 Anglo-Russian Invasion of the Netherlands
Philip Ball & Kate Bohdanowicz
Pen and Sword History, June 2017
ISBN: 9781473885189
Format: ePub, PDF
List Price: $20.97 Our price: $19.99
Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Philip Ball
Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry
Philip Ball
Royal Society of Chemistry, October 2007
ISBN: 9780854046744
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $28.00 Our price: $24.99
H2O: A Biography of Water ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Philip Ball
H2O: A Biography of Water
Philip Ball
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, April 2015
ISBN: 9781780227498
Format: ePub
List Price: $6.99 Our price: $5.99