Although individuals create works of art, these works are also the product of a particular time and place. In "The Age of the Cathedrals, " French historian Georges Duby offers a sweeping survey of the changing mentalities of the Middle Ages as these changes are reflected in the art and architecture of the period. The result is a richly textured portrait of another age and a provocative essay on the relationship between art and society.

The Age of the Cathedrals: Art and Society, 980-1420 1983, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226167701

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