Chartres Cathedral

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Chartres Cathedral (Notre Dame de Chartres), c.1145 and 1194 - c. 1230

0 - 9:17 West Façade and Royal Portal
9:17 - 16:44 Interior, Flying Buttresses, and Stained Glass
16:44 - 18:55 South Porch and Saint Theodore

Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

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I consider myself privileged to have seen Chartres as part of my college education. But we students did not have videos like this that show closeups of sculptural details and that provide a good explanation of Chartres' historical development. This is a gem of a presentation and I am very grateful for it. One thing that I lament is the plastering over of the structural stones in the groin vaults that have been painted with false joints. The overall effect is a nave with a very clean appearance that belies the actual structural elements of the vaulting and their true age.

Author — Noe Berengena


I can listen to you two talk about art and architecture all day.

Author — Chris Eversole


So relaxing and educational! Thank you.

Author — aprilshowers


Thank you . Bishop Robert Barron advised me this is his favourite cathedral in the world!

Author — MsHburnett


Thank you, Welborn Griffith, for saving the cathedral

Author — Kerry Gee


Both of you have the BEST voices
I could listen to you two speak regardless of the subject

Author — Rose Rey


What wonderful detail and explanation! Thanks for the great tour!

Author — maria s


This video is awesome! Thanks for taking us to a whole different level!

Author — Silvester W


Thanks for the time-stamp annotations. Very helpful!

Author — Lambonius


The Gothic period is one of my favorite!!

Author — PoseidonXIII


I was lucky enough to visit this beautiful place many years ago. There is so much to see that you can't possibly take it all in. Thanks for taking me back there and showing me some of the things I missed.

Author — Ric


Excellent learning resource. Very well done indeed! Thank you.

Author — Simi Bignall


Highly educational, keep up the good work!

Author — Rollo Alquiros


Actually much of the west front looks decidely Romanesque . (Exceptions of course being the portals and the round window)

Author — Paul Lewis


Amazing I absolutely love watching your videos!

Author — cesazz


Very elaborated and educative commentary. Good work. Thanks.

Author — dharman venkatesan


Excellent! Your presentations are so cogent and interesting. So sad that Reims and Amiens were not as fortunate in terms of their stained glass survival.

Author — ToledoWingNut


anyone know the name of the jazz piano they use in these videos?

Author — Rachel Laury


Who takes the time to do a thumbs down on an educational video?

Author — Anessa Rogers


I'm writing a paper on comparison of Parthenon and Chartres can anyone help?

Author — TheLadiesman180