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Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris, the Paris Catholic cathedral, was begun in 1163 when Bishop Maurice de Sully decided to rebuild the old Romanesque cathedral. The cathedral is the probable birthplace of the flying buttress and is one of the masterpieces of Gothic architecture in Western Europe. Its stained glass and the huge interior are stunning artistic experiences of mystical dimension. Located on the Island of the Cite and surrounded by the Seine River, Notre Dame is a flagship of the Parisian landscape and provides a magnificent view of the city from the top of its towers.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • N 31, 5300, 5975, 7832
  • NA 200, 4830, 5453, 5543, 5550

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Anderson, William. The Rise      of the Gothic. 1988.

                    Call Number: NA4830 .A52 1988

  • The Builders: Marvels of      Engineering. 1992.

                     Call Number: TA15 .B85 1992

  • Calkins, Robert. Medieval Architecture      in Western Europe. 1998.

                    Call Number: NA5453 .C35 1998

  • Horizon Book of Great      Cathedrals. 1968.

                   Call Number: NA4830 .H67 1968

  • James, John. Travelers Key      to Medieval France. 1986.

                  Call Number: NA5543 .J35 1986

  • Parry, Stan. Great Gothic      Cathedrals of France. 2001.

                 Call Number: NA5543 .P37 2001

  • Simson, Otto von. The Gothic      Cathedral.1965.

                 Call Number: NA4830 .S5 1965

  • Wilson, Christopher. The      Gothic Cathedral. 1990.

                Call Number: NA5453 .W55 1990

  • Winston, Richard. Notre-Dame      de Paris. 1971.

                 Call Number: DC774 .N7 W55

LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms

  • Notre Dame de Paris
  • Gothic cathedrals

(When using the index in the books, look under Paris if not under Notre Dame.)

Reference Materials – A Selected List

  • Art: A World History. 1998.

                  Call Number: REF N5300 .A69513 1998, 194-200.

  • Dictionary of Art. 1996.

                 Call Number: REF N31 .D5 1996 v. 24, 151-56.

  • Erlande-Brandenburg, Alain. Notre-Dame      de Paris. 1999.

                 Call Number: REF NA5550 .N7 E7413 1999

  • Janson, H.W. History of Art.      2001.

                 Call Number: REF N5300 .J3 2001, 305-309.

  • Snyder, James. Medieval Art.      1989.

                 Call Number: REF N5975 .S58 1989, 358-61.

  • Stokstad, Marilyn. Art      History. 2002.

                 Call Number: REF N5300 .S923 2002 v. 1, 574.

  • Tansey, Richard. Gardner’s      Art Through the Ages. 1996.

                 Call Number: REF N5300 .G25 1996, 417-49.


  • Cathedral. 1995.

                Call Number: VIDEO NA4830 .C37 1995 (This is also in the Circulating Books area.)

  • Gothic Cathedrals. 1995.

                 Call Number: VIDEO NA4830 .G68 1995

Research Databases

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  • Art Full Text
  • Oxford Art Online

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of resources and other resources may be available on this topic. Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.

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