Gothic Architecture and a Scholastic: Jean de Jandun's "Tractatus de laudibus Parisius" (1323)

@article{Inglis2003GothicAA,
  title={Gothic Architecture and a Scholastic: Jean de Jandun's "Tractatus de laudibus Parisius" (1323)},
  author={Erik Inglis},
  journal={Gesta},
  year={2003},
  volume={42},
  pages={63 - 85}
}
Jean de Jandun's "Tractatus de laudibus Parisius" is one of the earliest and most interesting of Parisian encomia. The author's detailed evocations of Notre-Dame, the Sainte-Chapelle, and the palace of Philip the Fair, documenting the contemporary reception of Gothic architecture, deserve greater attention than they have received to date. Primarily interested in architectural effects, Jandun praises the buildings for their size, varied decoration, transparency, and color, but pays little… 
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