Chartres Cathedral was dedicated on this day in 1260. This engaging head can be linked to the decoration of the celebrated choir screen of the cathedral at Chartres.
The New York Review of Books
Madeline H. Caviness and Jeffrey Hamburger, advisors to the American Friends of Chartres Cathedral, respond to Martin Filler’s post about the cathedral’s current renovation project.
To the Editors: We write in response to Martin Filler's well-meaning but also misinformed blog posting concerning the restoration of the interior of...
Martin Filler writes: Officials in charge at Chartres Cathedral are engaged in a pursuit as foolhardy as adding arms to the Venus de Milo. One can only pray that by some miracle this scandalous desecration of a cultural holy place can be reversed.
Apparently with the full support of the French state, restorers have set out to do no less than repaint the entire interior of Chartres Cathedral in bright whites and garish colors.