The Cathedral

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The Cathedral

2010

To step inside a Gothic cathedral is to step inside the visual essence of the Christian faith--a world filled with vaulted ceilings that direct the visitor's gaze toward heaven, stone sculptures that bring to life both the...

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William Cook Ph.D.

In This Series

What Is a Cathedral?
Episode 1
What Is a Cathedral?
Early Christian Architecture
Episode 2
Early Christian Architecture
Romanesque—A New Monumental Style
Episode 3
Romanesque—A New Monumental Style
Vaulting—A Look at Roofs
Episode 4
Vaulting—A Look at Roofs
Romanesque at Its Best
Episode 5
Romanesque at Its Best
Saint-Denis and the Beginning of Gothic Style
Episode 6
Saint-Denis and the Beginning of Gothic Style
The Urban Context of Cathedrals
Episode 7
The Urban Context of Cathedrals
Notre Dame in Paris
Episode 8
Notre Dame in Paris
Early Gothic Style: Laon
Episode 9
Early Gothic Style: Laon
Chartres: The Building
Episode 10
Chartres: The Building
Chartres: The Sculpture
Episode 11
Chartres: The Sculpture
Chartres: The Windows
Episode 12
Chartres: The Windows
Amiens: The Limits of Height
Episode 13
Amiens: The Limits of Height
Amiens: The Facade
Episode 14
Amiens: The Facade
Reims: The Royal Cathedral
Episode 15
Reims: The Royal Cathedral
Cathedrals: Who Builds? Who Pays? How Long?
Episode 16
Cathedrals: Who Builds? Who Pays? How Long?
New Developments in Gothic France
Episode 17
New Developments in Gothic France
Late Gothic Churches in France
Episode 18
Late Gothic Churches in France
Early Gothic Architecture in England
Episode 19
Early Gothic Architecture in England
Decorated and Perpendicular English Gothic
Episode 20
Decorated and Perpendicular English Gothic
Gothic Churches in the Holy Roman Empire
Episode 21
Gothic Churches in the Holy Roman Empire
Gothic Churches in Italy
Episode 22
Gothic Churches in Italy
Gothic Styles in Iberia and the New World
Episode 23
Gothic Styles in Iberia and the New World
Gothic Architecture in Today's World
Episode 24
Gothic Architecture in Today's World