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October 17 - 5:00 pm
Aula Magna, Faculty of Architecture
Piazza Borghese 9, Rome

On October 17, Dany Sandron, Professor of Architecture at the Sorbonne University “Andrè Chastel” Centre, will hold a seminar entitled "From Bourges to Rome: Paleo-Christian References in Gothic Architecture." The seminar will focus on the Cathedral of Bourges, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and its relations to Paleo-Christian architecture.

The close relationship between the local clergy in Bourges and that of Rome in the second half of the 13th century and the importance of the Church's foundation myth (according to which the first Bishop, Ursinus, was sent to Bourges by Saint Peter) underlies the desire to recreate the great Roman Paleo-Christian churches like St. John Lateran and other nearby churches.
The semar is the first in a cycle entitled "Meetings with Medieval Architecture," curated by Professors Dany Sandron and Guglielmo Villa.