A Comparison of Chartres Cathedral and Cathedral of Immaculate Conception

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As art changed and developed over time, from ancient times through today, we can see a several different themes not only in paintings and sculptures, but also in architecture as an art form. From the Great Pyramids in Egypt to Hagia Sephia in Istanbul, architecture, like art, has changed throughout history.

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ARTS111 Final PaperARTS111Week 7 Final PaperDecember 13, 2014A Comparison of Chartres Cathedral and Cathedral of Immaculate ConceptionAs art changed and developed over time, from ancient times through today, we can see a several different themes not only in paintings and sculptures, but also in architecture as an art form. From the Great Pyramids in Egypt to Hagia Sephia in Istanbul, architecture, like art, has changed throughout history. Constructed more than 700 years apart, the Chartres Cathedral in France and Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, Missouri, though vastly different, also share common themes, from their architectural styles to their massive stained-glass windows. IdentificationChartres Cathedral, known as Basilique Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Chartres to locals, is located in Chartres, France. It is a medieval Catholic cathedral built in French Gothic architectural style. The site itself has a rich history, which includes the construction and destruction of at least five earlier churched cathedrals, possibly dating as far back as the year 858, the construction of this present cathedral began in 1194 and was completed in 1220 (www.sacred-dest

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