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St. Denis (Saint-Denis) 

A Catholic abbot named Suger supervised the construction of a lovely abbey church in Saint-Denis, just outside of Paris, France, during the 1100’s.  The Church of St. Denis (Saint-Denis) was and still is the first example of the medieval Gothic church.  It is noted for its magnificent large stained-glass windows.


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term

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  • St. Denis  (Books – Containing the Words – East Campus)


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • NA390
  • NA440
  • NA5453
  • NA5543


Circulating Books and Materials – A Selected List

  • Fitchen, John.  The Construction of Gothic Cathedrals. 1981.

                         Call Number:  NA440 .F5 1981

  • Frankl, Paul.  Gothic Architecture.  2000.

                        Call Number:  NA5453 .F683 2000

  • Lace, William.  The Medieval Cathedral. 2001.

                           Call Number:  NA5453 .L33 2001

  • Macaulay, David.  Cathedral.  (DVD).  2006.

                            Call Number:  DVD NA5543 .C28 2006  (non-circulating – in Audio-Visual Dept.)

  •  Radding, Charles.  Medieval Architecture, Medieval Learning.  1992.

                            Call Number:  NA390 .R33 1992

  • Swaan, Wim.  The Gothic Cathedral.  1984.

                             Call Number:  NA5453 .S95 1984


Reference Materials


  • Davies, Penelope.  Janson’s History of Art (Eighth Edition).  2011.

                                 Call Number: REF  N5300 .J3 2011

o   Pages 391-395

  • Frazier, Nancy.  The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History.  2000.

                             Call Number: REF  N5300 .F64 2000

o   Pages 656-657 (Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis)

  • Kleiner, Fred.  Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (Thirteenth Edition).  2011.

                              Call Number: REF  N5300 .G25 2011

o   Pages 462-464

  • Prache, Anne.  Cathedrals of Europe.  2000.

                                Call Number: REF  NA4830 .P6813 2000

o   Pages 151-152

  • Stokstad, Marilyn.  Art History (Revised Second Edition). 2005.

                              Call Number: REF  N5300 .S923 2005

o   Pages 516-519


Electronic Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Art and Architecture Complete
  • Art Full Text
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega



This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, Valencia College East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.



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Last Revised on September 27, 2012




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