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Notre-Dame, the cathedral of Paris, was the creation of nine centuries of change. This talk tells the story of her 12th-century beginnings as the tallest building in western Europe through the elegant transformations of the 13th and 14th centuries to the radical restorations in the 19th century. In the wake of the destructive fire of April 15, 2019, the cathedral’s complex fabric raises a thorny question: which Notre-Dame should be restored?
Presented by Michael Davis, Professor of Art History and Chair of Architectural Studies, Mount Holyoke College