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As Paris claims the world's attention during the Olympic games, this program explores the city's role as the most important center of royal power, intellectual life, architectural innovation, and artistic productivity in medieval Western Europe. We will examine the key twelfth- and thirteenth-century churches that survive there – the abbey church of St-Denis, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, and the royal chapel known as the Sainte-Chapelle – as conglomerations of architecture, sculpture, painting, stained glass, and interior furnishings that give insights into the intellectual, political, and religious concerns of their time. We will also turn to the world of expert artisans at the royal court and in the city's neighborhoods – ivory carvers, embroiderers, goldsmiths, and manuscript painters – who established Paris's status as the European capital of style and taste.


  • Jacqueline Jung (Professor of History of Art at Yale University)

    Jacqueline Jung

    Professor of History of Art at Yale University

    Professor Jacqueline Jung is a specialist in the art and architecture of medieval Europe in the History of Art department at Yale University. She also teaches an introductory course called Art and Architecture of the Sacred: A Global Perspective, which explores religious sites and buildings from many cultures and time periods. She has written two books: The Gothic Screen: Space, Sculpture, and Community in the Cathedrals of France and Germany (2013), and Eloquent Bodies: Movement, Expression, and the Human Figure in Gothic Sculpture (2020).

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Standard Price RMB 5,999
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Standard Price RMB 8,576
Group Discount for 3 people
Standard Price RMB 12,864
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Standard Price RMB 4,288
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