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Chartres Cathedral

The Cathedral of Notre Dame is located in the city of Chartres, France and is called ChartresCathedral. It was constructed between 1194-1230 and is considered one of the world’s greatestmasterpieces of Gothic architecture. The church contains 176 medieval stained glass windowsand has two bell towers.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • DC20
  • N31, 5300, 5975, 7949
  • NA200, 202, 4830, 5453, 5543, 5551

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Adams, Henry. Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres. 1959.

                       Call Number: DC20 .A2 1959

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

                       Call Number: NA4830 .A52 1988

  • Bony, Jean. French Gothic Architecture of the 12th and 13th Centuries. 1983.

                         Call Number: NA5543 .B66 1983

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

                        Call Number: NA5453 .C35 1998

  • Favier. Jean. The World of Chartres. 1990.

                       Call Number: NA5551 .C5 F3813 1990

  • Male, Emile. Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century. 2000.

                       Call Number: N7949 .A1 M3513 2000

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

                        Call Number: NA5543 .P37 2001

LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms

  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Gothic cathedrals

Reference Materials – A Selected List

  • Art: A World History. 1998.

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

  • Burckhardt, Titus. Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral. 1996.

                       Call Number: REF NA5551. C5 B8613 1996

  • Dictionary of Art. 1996.

                      Call Number: REF N31 .D5 1996 v. 6, 492-99.

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

                    Call Number: REF N5300 .J3 2001, 309-12, 326-28.

  • Snyder, James. Medieval Art. 1989.

                   Call Number: REF N5975 .S58 1989, 361-73.

  • Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. 2002.

                   Call Number: REF N5300 .S923 2002 v. 1, 563-71.

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

                    Call Number: REF N5300 .G25 1996, 426-43.


  • Cathedral. 1995.

                   Call Number: VIDEO NA4830 .C37 1995

  • Gothic Cathedrals. 1995.

                   Call Number: VIDEO NA4830 .G68 1995

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Oxford Art Online

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, VCC 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 May3, 2004

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