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Detailed description :Art history

La Cathédrale de Cologne

Series Architectures

Editor(s) of the series: Richard Copans, Stan Neumann

 The "Architectures" series is dedicated to the most significant achievements. It places each monument in its historical and spatial context, focusing both outside and inside the building.

Director(s): Richard Copans

Scientific advisor(s): Sébastien Allard

Begun in 1248, completed in 1880, it's one of the largest churches in the world, a masterpiece of Gothic art, but also a building that embodies, through the succession of works projects  and interruptions (one lasted more than three centuries), the whole history of Germany, a symbol of its culture through the centuries. Since the thirteenth century, it is called "the mother and mistress of all churches of Germany.




26 minutes


Richard Copans, Les Films d'Ici ; Catherine Derosier-Pouchous, Musée du Louvre


Arte France

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