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Buildings and Structures in Lot - Cahors Cathedral, Ch[teau D'Assier, Pont Valentr, Ch[teau de Castelnau-Bretenoux, Ch[teau de Larroque-Toirac (Paperback) Loot Price: R269
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Buildings and Structures in Lot - Cahors Cathedral, Ch[teau D'Assier, Pont Valentr, Ch[teau de Castelnau-Bretenoux,...
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Buildings and Structures in Lot - Cahors Cathedral, Ch[teau D'Assier, Pont Valentr, Ch[teau de Castelnau-Bretenoux, Ch[teau de Larroque-Toirac (Paperback)

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Cahors Cathedral (Cathdrale Saint-tienne de Cahors) is a Roman Catholic cathedral and a national monument of France in the town of Cahors, Midi-Pyrnes. It is an impressive example of the transition between late Romanesque architecture and the Gothic. The church was built by bishop Gerard de Cardaillac in the 11th century, over a church erected in the 7th century by St. Didier of Cahors. It was consecrated by Pope Calixtus II on September 10, 1119, and completed around 1135. The church, located in the city's centre, has the sturdy appearance of a fortified edifice: at the time, the local bishops were in fact also powerful feudal lords in their role as counts and barons of Cahors. The faade, renovated in 1316-1324 by Guillaume de Labroue, cousin of Pope John XXII, confirms this impression: it resembles a heavy castle wall, consisting in a porch surmounted by a bell tower enclosed between two towers. The six windows, as well as those on the porch sides, are rather narrow; the only elements characterizing it as a church are the magnificent portal with triple splays, surmounted by a gallery of small arches, and the large rose window. Plan of the Cathedral.On the northern side is a secondary faade in Romanesque style, also fortified. Sculpted in 1135, the northern portal was moved in the 13th century to the northern faade. It has a notable tympanum with sculptures similar to those in Moissac, in a transitional style between Romanesque and Gothic art. The theme is the triumphal Ascension of Christ. Jesus, standing and with a hand raised in sign of benediction and greeting, and a Bible in the left hand, is surrounded by an oval gloriole (or mandorla) which underlines the ascending movement. On his side, two angels are explain... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=6654288

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-24867-4
Barcode: 9781158248674
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LSN: 1-158-24867-9

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