Our lady of paris is a french gothic novel by victor hugo, published in 1831. The novel has been described as a key text in french literature and has been adapted for film over a dozen times, as well. The most famous of the gothic cathedrals of the middle ages, it is distinguished for its size, antiquity, and architectural interest. The interior of the cathedral is relatively dark with large stained glass windows. Lying in the heart of france is the most massive cathedral church i have ever seen. The beauxarts in 19th century french architecture, edited by robin middleton cambridge, ma. The wellknown book has influenced and became the basis for many stories, movies and plays, namely the hunchback of notre dame. The book includes information about the history of the building, its architecture, and the stages of its construction. Gothic architecture is an architectural style of french origin that developed from the second half of the middle ages in western europe. Even though he set the hunchback of notredame in 1489, he did not search out historical events for his plot. I dont have any kind of degree in english or literature, but i can give you my own, less tentativelycrafted summarization. This grotesque, located on an angle along the gallery of the north tower of notredame, is one of a group of fantastical figures carved during the 19th c. Before fire, notre dame cathedrals history full of rebirth.
Many architecture masters took part to finish this great monument until the beginning of the fourteenth century. This book tells the story of quasimodo, a hunchback1 who lived in the bell tower of the cathedral of notre dame in paris. The notre dame cathedral will survive a massive fire that threatened the 800yearold parisian landmark and, in it, one of the most famed examples of french gothic architecture in the world. The seine river separates the city into two sections called the right bank and the left bank. While not the largest cathedral in france, is one of his most remarkable gothic art. The paris facade 120050 seems locked into a severe pattern, with restrained formal shifts and restricted movement in depth.
The novel has been described as a key text in french literature and has been adapted for film over a dozen times, as well as numerous television and stage adaptations. Notre dame cathedral commentary notredame is probably the most famous image in french gothic art. This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. I think soon or later this could become an architecture set in all lego stores. Pdf the construction of notredame in paris caroline bruzelius. Construction of the church began in 1100s and took. One of the most notable monuments in paris and in all of europe for that matter is the notre dame cathedral. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of french gothic architecture and among the largest and most wellknown church buildings in the world. It was one of the first buildings in the world to incorporate flying buttresses as a means of supporting exterior walls. Set in paris during the 15th century, the novel centers on quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of notredame cathedral, and his unrequited love. This book saved the notre dame cathedral by giving people a reason to care about it and showing how gothic architecture was beautiful even though it was different which is a theme in the novel that applies to the characters as. The damage to pariss notredame cathedral is laid bare in new pictures captured from inside the 850yearold building. The window tells stories from the zodiac and the labors of the months. In the 19th century though the notre dame cathedral in paris went through very severe restoration plans and when that was done the cathedral actually went back to the way it was before.
The notre dame cathedral by architect was built in paris, france in 116345. The west rose window is smaller than the south window, measuring 10 meters in diameter, but just as beautiful. Architecture of notre dame cathedral the cathedral is roughly 128 metres 420 ft in length, and 12 metres 39 ft wide in the nave. The hunchback of notre dame, like les miserables, concentrates heavily on class struggles. This lavishly illustrated book on the cathedral aims to evoke the aweinspiring monument that attracts countless visitors around the world.
It is one of the finest examples of french gothic architecture, and one of the most famous churches in the world. Notre dame is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of french gothic architecture. Notre dame cathedral, one of the worlds most famous churches, erupted in flames monday in paris, losing its spire but remaining otherwise largely intact after. That might happen if you are going to notredame cathedral in paris, france. Fire mauls beloved notredame cathedral in paris the new. The seat of the archbishop of paris, this cathedral epitomizes one of the most spectacular specimens of roman gothic architecture. Aug 27, 2016 i dont have any kind of degree in english or literature, but i can give you my own, less tentativelycrafted summarization. I propose the lower parts of the building, however, the masonry 4 aubert, 1909.
Its pioneering use of the rib vault and flying buttress. The hunchback of notre dame summary, characters, book. The cathedral was constructed on the ruins of two earlier churches, which were themselves on the site of a galloroman temple. Many small statues, all individually crafted, can be seen around the exterior of the building. Its cruciform plan, elevated nave, transept and tower were borrowed from 11thcentury romanesque architecture, but its pointed arches and rib vaulting were strictly gothic. Notre dame cathedral, one of the worlds most famous churches, erupted in flames monday in paris, losing. Pensee pour tous les catholiques et pour tous les francais. The seine river separates the city into two sections called. Completed in 45, notre dame means our lady in french. More impressively, there is incredible detail covering the entire building.
Notre dame cathedral history notre dame cathedral paris. Paris is the capital of the european country of france. The cathedral was consecrated to the virgin mary and considered to be one of the finest examples of french gothic architecture. You may copy it, give it away or reuse it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this ebook or online at. Notre dame cathedral commentary notre dame is probably the most famous image in french gothic art. Printed on heavy paper with instructions for cutting, folding, and assembling the pieces.
Pdf the construction of notredame in paris caroline. Notredame of paris, allan temko, viking, ny 1959 the cathedral builders, jean gimpel, grove press, ny 1961 gothic architecture, robert branner, g. Although i didnt see the hunchback, every other detail is amazing. Il nest non plus interesse par les femmes, mais par les pierres et larchitecture. Paris, lancienne lutece, a ete evangelisee a partir du iiie siecle. The cathedral is an example of french gothic design containing many fine examples of stained glass and sculptures. Architecture of notredame cathedral the cathedral is roughly 128 metres 420 ft in length, and 12 metres 39 ft wide in the nave. Construction of the church began in 1100s and took about 300 years to complete. Its final dimensions are 128 meters long, 40 meters large making for a. A marvel of gothic architecture, construction on the notre dame cathedral was begun in 1160 and completed in 45.
The site is full of interesting content, like paper craft and scrapbook, so youre sure to find something you like. The church they built was razed by the normans in the. Pdf the chronology of construction at notredame in paris has not been. Everything in the hunchback of notre dame is a fascinating juxtaposition of the grotesque and the sublime the speech, the characters, the setting. A fire in 2019 destroyed most of the cathedrals roof and the entire 19thcentury spire. Have fun printing out on your canon inkjet printer. Hugos theory of architecture and labroustes bibliotheque stegenevieve. This is a 1250 scale paper model of the iconic paris cathedral. Paris the spinetingling, soullifting spire and roof of notre dame cathedral were reduced to ash monday, as a catastrophic fire spread through a.
This cathedral embraces a french gothic style architecture. Apr 16, 2019 the damage to paris s notre dame cathedral is laid bare in new pictures captured from inside the 850yearold building. Notre dame is was one of the first building to use flying buttresses. Hunchback of notre dame, violletleduc replaced the gargoyles with chimeres, as he called them, guardiandemons that, from an architectural viewpoint, are simply decorative.
Before fire, notre dame cathedrals history full of. I felt like the whole point of the story was to show that architecture was the only good thing that came from the middle ages so for heavens sake, dont tear those buildings down. Sadly, much of the window is blocked by the organ as seen in the adjacent photo. Szczecin 1993, premio asturias arquitectura 2008, docteur architecte u. A jewel of medieval gothic architecture built in the 12th and th centuries, notredame is a landmark not only for paris, where it squats firmly yet gracefully at its very center, but for all the. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of french gothic architecture and among the largest and most wellknown church buildings in. Notre dame assessed for structural damage after fire. Pdf the construction of notredame in paris researchgate.1435 1304 1188 981 1331 353 1041 618 765 1373 475 1189 979 1317 552 1289 1489 1497 99 86 995 1418 362 606 1023 1303 159 309 1480 1423 945 108 527 250 1400 657 942 556 484 616 1461 828 308 361 727 668 120