Universe of Stone: Chartres Cathedral and the Triumph of the Medieval Mind

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In the twelfth century, Christians in Europe began to build a completely new kind of church - soaring, spacious monuments flooded with light from immense windows. These were the first Gothic churches, the crowning example of which was the cathedral of Chartres: a revolution in thought embodied in stone and glass, and a bridge between the ancient and modern worlds.

In Universe of Stone, Philip Ball explains the genesis and development of the Gothic style. He argues that it signified a profound change in the social, intellectual and theological climate of Western Christendom. As the church represented nothing less than a vision of heaven on earth, this shift in architectural style marked the beginning of the argument between faith and reason which continues today, and of a scientific view of the world that threatened to dispense with God altogether.

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"[Ball] has a knack for translating difficult concepts into lucid prose: he offers a refreshingly sceptical guided tour of Chartres Cathedral and the intellectual contents that helped produce it" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Lucid and resplendent...a model of explanatory writing" (John Carey Sunday Times)

"Consistently and healthily sceptical ... an intelligent, enjoyable and well-produced book which deserves a wide audience" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"An original and imaginative synthesis of art history and history of science" ( History Today)

"Lucid and resplendent" ( The Times)

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Award-winning author Philip Ball illuminates the medieval mind through a study of the greatest architectural masterpiece of the period, Chartres Cathedral.

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Descrizione libro Vintage. 1 Paperback(s), 2009. soft. Condizione libro: New. In the 12th century, Christians in Europe began to design soaring, spacious monuments flooded with light from immense windows; these were the first Gothic churches, and the crowning example was the cathedral of Chartres. In this "lucid and resplendent" (Sunday Times [UK]) history, the author of The Invisible explains the genesis and development of the Gothic style, arguing that it signified a profound change in the social, intellectual, and theological climate of Western Christendom. As cathedrals represented a vision of heaven on earth, Philip Ball suggests, this shift in architectural form and function marked the beginning of the argument between faith and reason that continues today."[Ball] has a knack for translating difficult concepts into lucid prose: he offers a refreshingly skeptical guided tour of Chartres Cathedral and the intellectual contents that helped produce it"—Daily Telegraph 326. Codice libro della libreria 63663

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the twelfth century, Christians in Europe began to build a completely new kind of church - soaring, spacious monuments flooded with light from immense windows. These were the first Gothic churches, the crowning example of which was the cathedral of Chartres: a revolution in thought embodied in stone and glass, and a bridge between the ancient and modern worlds. In Universe of Stone, Philip Ball explains the genesis and development of the Gothic style. He argues that it signified a profound change in the social, intellectual and theological climate of Western Christendom. As the church represented nothing less than a vision of heaven on earth, this shift in architectural style marked the beginning of the argument between faith and reason which continues today, and of a scientific view of the world that threatened to dispense with God altogether. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099499442

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the twelfth century, Christians in Europe began to build a completely new kind of church - soaring, spacious monuments flooded with light from immense windows. These were the first Gothic churches, the crowning example of which was the cathedral of Chartres: a revolution in thought embodied in stone and glass, and a bridge between the ancient and modern worlds. In Universe of Stone, Philip Ball explains the genesis and development of the Gothic style. He argues that it signified a profound change in the social, intellectual and theological climate of Western Christendom. As the church represented nothing less than a vision of heaven on earth, this shift in architectural style marked the beginning of the argument between faith and reason which continues today, and of a scientific view of the world that threatened to dispense with God altogether. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099499442

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Descrizione libro 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 129mm x 198mm x 26mm. Paperback. In the twelfth century, Christians in Europe began to build a completely new kind of church - soaring, spacious monuments flooded with light from immense windows. These were the first Goth.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 336 pages. 0.341. Codice libro della libreria 9780099499442

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Descrizione libro Vintage, 2009. Condizione libro: New. 2009. 2nd Printing. Paperback. Establishes Chartres Cathedral's iconic role in Europe's history: a revolution in thought embodied in stone and glass, a philosophy made concrete through the cooperation of theologians, craftsmen and engineers. This work shows us that there are other ways of seeing the world. It reveals the complex workings of the medieval mind. Num Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3H; AMN; HBJD; HRCC2; JFCX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 131 x 26. Weight in Grams: 342. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780099499442

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Descrizione libro Vintage. Condizione libro: New. 2009. 2nd Printing. Paperback. Establishes Chartres Cathedral's iconic role in Europe's history: a revolution in thought embodied in stone and glass, a philosophy made concrete through the cooperation of theologians, craftsmen and engineers. This work shows us that there are other ways of seeing the world. It reveals the complex workings of the medieval mind. Num Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3H; AMN; HBJD; HRCC2; JFCX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 131 x 26. Weight in Grams: 342. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780099499442

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Universe of Stone: Chartres Cathedral and the Triumph of the Medieval Mind, Philip Ball, In the twelfth century, Christians in Europe began to build a completely new kind of church - soaring, spacious monuments flooded with light from immense windows. These were the first Gothic churches, the crowning example of which was the cathedral of Chartres: a revolution in thought embodied in stone and glass, and a bridge between the ancient and modern worlds. In Universe of Stone, Philip Ball explains the genesis and development of the Gothic style. He argues that it signified a profound change in the social, intellectual and theological climate of Western Christendom. As the church represented nothing less than a vision of heaven on earth, this shift in architectural style marked the beginning of the argument between faith and reason which continues today, and of a scientific view of the world that threatened to dispense with God altogether. Codice libro della libreria B9780099499442

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