THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A SYMBOL

THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A SYMBOL

Manuel Ruiz Torres

When the roof of Nôtre Dame, built by Viollet-Le-Duc in the middle of the 19th century, burned down on April 15, the door opened to a passionate and exciting scenario: the reconstruction of a first-order element of culture from France and the rest of Western Europe. The […]

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A BRIEF SYMBOLISM OF NÔTRE DAME IN PARIS

 

Synthesis done by Rosa Castillo and extracted from “Alchemy and the symbolism of the cathedrals” (1990). Editorial NA, Valencia.60pp.

All the cathedrals in France were dedicated to Nôtre Dame. The Virgin was introduced due to the the devotion that it was prosecuted for the people in the XII century: she evokes the sovereignty, the victory […]

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NÔTRE DAME DE PARÍS: THEOLOGY OF LIGHT OR THE METAPHYSICS OF GOTHIC CATHEDRAL

Fernando Schwarz

“Through the sensitive beauty the Soul rises to true beauty, and from the Earth where she lay reborn in heaven through the light of her splendors.” Abbot Suger

Traditionally the period from 1130 to 1280 is called the “century of the cathedrals” in which more than 80 cathedrals were built in France.This new art […]

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