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Notre Dame de Paris
Transcript of Notre Dame de Paris
Location: eastern half of the Île de la Cité
Civilization: French Civilization
Architect(s): Jean de Chelles, Pierre de Montreuil, Pierre de Chelles, Jean Ravy, John le Bouteiller Why was it built?: Maurice de Sully was elected the bishop of Paris, upon his election the bishop decided to build a new cathedral for the expanding population of Paris,and as a dedication to the Virgin Mary. Interesting Facts Historic Events:
-coronation of Napoleon (1804)
-Magnificat of Paris liberation (August 26, 1944)
Largest bell named Emmanuel; weighs 28,000 pounds Interesting Facts Dimensions: 130 meters long, 48 meters wide, towers: 69 meters tall
Material Used: mostly wood (oak), mortar (cement) used to hold stones together, limestone, glass
Architecture: gothic, gargoyles along outside, rose windows, flying buttresses(help to uphold structure) Structure at Present Slightly damaged by shelling in 1914, the cathedral survived both World wars virtually intact. Under the managed care of the National Trust for Historic Monuments, it is assured that "the Grand Lady of Paris shall safely bear her legacies into the centuries of the new millennium." Victor Hugo Born: Feb. 26, 1802
Had studied law before poetry
Wrote 1st novel Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831)
Mentions Notre Dame Cathedral in novel: “Upon the face of this old queen of the French cathedrals, beside each wrinkle we constantly find a scar.” Why is it a great building ? The fact that it’s still standing even after 850 years
The finest of all French Gothic architecture.
One of the world’s largest and most well-known churches
It has survived many wars.(i.e. The French Revolution)
Religious center of the city. Bibliography "Notre-Dame de Paris Historique de la construction." Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/spip.php?article161 (accessed May 21, 2013).
"Notre-Dame de Paris South Rose Window." Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/spip.php?article448 (accessed May 21, 2013).
"Notre Dame, Paris." A View On Cities. http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/notredame.htm (accessed May 21, 2013).
"Notre Dame de Paris Historic Overview - Earthlore Explorations Architecture Features." Earthlore Explorations - The Contemporary Relevance of Cultural History . http://www.elore.com/el04ho01.html (accessed May 21, 2013).
Hugo, Victor. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1947. Map of Paris Structure Back Then Artifact Analysis South Rose Window Video Notre Dame de Paris By-Kriti Jagga & Meenu Khela