Fort Bend County Libraries presents "Art & Architecture: Gothic Cathedrals"

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Sheba Akhtar
Sheba Akhtar  Photo courtesy of Fort Bend County Libraries

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sugar Land Branch Library will have an educational series focusing on “Art & Architecture.” The first program in the series, “Art & Architecture: Gothic Cathedrals,” will feature architecture professor Sheba Akhtar as she talks about the design origins of Gothic Cathedrals, which flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages, originating in 12th-century France and lasting into the 16th century.

Hear about how characteristics of the Gothic period, including urbanization, economic prosperity, professional guilds, the crusades (1095-1291), and the veneration of the Virgin Mary, influenced the design of structures such as the Basilica of St. Denis, Chartres Cathedral, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Akhtar will also talk about Abbott Suger and the incorporation of stained-glass windows in structures.

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Fort Bend County Libraries - Sugar Land Branch
550 Eldridge Rd.
Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Admission is free.