Chartres Cathedral in France
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The paper relates that Chartres Cathedral in France is noted for its stained glass, with different designs in different parts of the cathedral, some simple designs, some telling stories, some representing saints. The paper discusses how these glass images were created in an era when most of the parishioners were illiterate, so in a real sense, these windows did serve the role of books and to instruct in the Catholic faith.
From the Paper:"Chartres Cathedral in France is noted for its stained glass, with different designs in different parts of the cathedral, some simple designs, some telling stories, some representing saints. Malcolm Miller says of the cathedral that it is like a huge library and that visitors can "read" the windows over and over again. As Lang (2000) notes, Miller compares the cathedral to a library that "we may visit and read many many books, maybe even re-read some books, but we will never read all the books". Chartres is much the same. Its contents: architectural design, statues, and stained glass are each like books and their respective images..."
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