After the global hit Ars Sacra, Rolf Toman and his
team embark on a journey once more. The famous
French cathedrals of Chartres, Reims and Laon are not
the only highlights of this volume. Outstanding treasures
of medieval imagery such as religious panel paintings,
Madonna statues, illumination and goldsmith art;
courtly culture also gets attention.
With his passion and meticulousness, photographer
Achim Bednorz succeeded to get details in front of his
camera that cannot even be perceived on the original
locally. The photographs that are exclusive for this volume
are particularly well-presented in their large format.
The author Bruno Klein wrote his take on Gothic
history to fit, and swiftly takes the reader into a past
medieval world almost forgotten.