Resources on the Chartres Cathedral

On-line Resources:

In English:

Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral Website

Images from throughout the cathedral. This website provides access to a comprehensive collection of images and detailed descriptions of Chartres Cathedral.

En Français:

Hebdocathedrale: A weekly free newsletter (in French) published by the Cathedral. Includes the weekly schedule, articles about the cathedral and a visual “bonus.” To subscribe, fill out the form available on the Chartres Cathedral website.

La site de la cathédrale de Chartres

Une banque des images de la cathédrale. Ce site donne accès à une banque d’images accompagnées de brèves annotations descriptives et de références bibliographiques.

Three disciples walk in the Apostles Window (By Jill K H Geoffrion)

There are the books and sites about the Chartres Cathedral that I refer to as needed.

In English:

Adams, Henry. Mont-Saint-Michele and Chartres.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989.

Armi, C. Edson. The “Headmaster” of Chartres and the Origins of “Gothic” Sculpture.  University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994.

Branner, Robert, ed. Chartres Cathedral. Illustrations. Introductory Essay. Documents. Analysis. Criticism. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1969.

Fassler, Margot Elisabeth. The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

Favier, Jean. (1988). The World of Chartres. New York: Harry N Abrams, Inc.

Houvet Étienne. [from old catalog]. An Illustrated Monograph of Chartres Cathedral.  Chartres,1947.

James, John. The Master Masons of Chartres.  NY: West Grinstead Publishing, 1982.

Katzenellenbogen, Adolf. The Sculptural Programs of Chartres Cathedral. Christ, Mary, Ecclesia.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1959.

Miller, Malcolm. (1994). Chartres Cathedral.  Medieval Masterpieces in Stained Glass and Sculpture. Andover, Hampshire, Great Britain: Pitkin Unichrome.
“…provides a superb introduction to the medieval masterpieces of Chartres,indicating where to find the most important features and explaining the significance of what can be seen.”  Publisher.

Miller, Malcolm. (1995). Chartres: The Cathedral and Its Old Town. Andover, UK: Pitkin.
A small book with the basics

Miller, Malcolm. (1996). Chartres Cathedral. Andover: Pitkin.

Strachan, Gordon. Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space.  Edinburgh: Floris Books, 2003.

Villette, Jean. Chartres and Its Cathedral.  France: B. Arthaud, 1975.

Queen, Column statue by Jill K H Geoffrion

In French:

Trésor De La Cathédale De Chartres. Chartres.  Chartres, France: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres, 2002.

Sous la direction de Mgr. Michel Pansard (2013). Chartres. La grâce d’une cathédrale. Strasbourg: La Nuée Bleu.

Bouttier, Michel. La Cathédrale De Chartres: Sa Construction.  Paris: MB Editions, 1999.

Bulteau, Abbé. Description De La Cathédrale De Chartres.  Chartres: Editions Garnier, 1850.

Burckhardt, Titus. Chartres Et La Naissance De La Cathédrale. Translated by Genia Catala.  France: Arche Edidit, 1995.

Delaporte, Chanoine, and Monseigneur Michon (Introduction). Notre Dame De Chartres.  Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1957.

Houvet, Étienne. Monographie De La Cathédrale De Chartres.  Chartres: Étienne Houvet, 1927.

James, John. Chartres: Les Constructeurs. Translated by Dominique Maunoury.  Vol. Duex, Chartres: Société Archeologique D’Eure-et-Loir, 1979.

Joly, Roger. La Cathédrale De Chartres Avant Fulbert.  Chartres: Éditions Houvet, 1999.

Jouanneaux, Francoise. Le Tour Du Choeur De La Cathédrale De Chartres.  Orléans: Association Régionale pour l’Étude du Patrimonie de la Région Centre, 2000.

Jouanneaux, Françoise. Décor Et Mobilier. Cathédrale Notre-Dame De Chartres.  Orléans, France: Inventaire Général du Patrimoine Culturel, 2008.

Legaux, Francois, and Marie-Josephe Deboos. Chartres: Un Prêtre Raconte La Cathédrale.  Chartres, France: Éditions Houvet, 2002.

Mâle, Émile. Notre-Dame De Chartres. Translated by Sarah Wilson.  Paris: Flammarion, 1963.

Mallion, Jean. Chartres: Le Jubé De La Cathédrale.  Chartres: Durand, 1964.

Péguy, Charles. Chartres.  St. Leger Vauban, France: Zodiaque, 1983.

Prache, Anne. Chartres Cathedral.  Image of the Heavenly Jerusalem. Translated by Janice Abbott.  Paris: CNRS Editions, 1993.

Prache, Anne. Chartres: Le Portail De La Sagesse.  City Needed: Éditions Mame, 1994.

Prache, Anne. Cathédrales De France: Chartres.  Paris: Centre de Monuments Nationaux/Éditions du Patrimoine,

Sauvanon, Jeanine. La Cathedral De Chartres Miroir De La Nature: L’air, L’eau, Le Feu, La Terre.  Le Coudray, France: Editions Legue-Houvet, 2004.

Stegeman, Charles. Les Cryptes De La Cathedral De Chartres Et Les Cathédrales Depuis L’époque Gallo-Romaine.  Chartres: Société Archéologique d’Eure-et-Loir, 2001.

Villette, Jean. Le Plan De La Cathédrale De Chartres.  Hasard Ou Stricte Géométrie.  Chartres, France: Éditions Jean-Michel Garnier, 1991.

St. Stephen with two disciples by Jill K H Geoffrion

Other Bibliographies Relating to the Chartres Cathedral by Jill

Bibliography related to the labyrinth in the Chartres Cathedral

Bibliography related to Pilgrimage and the Chartres Cathedral

Bibliography related to Mary at the Chartres Cathedral

Bibliography related to Stained Glass at the Chartres Cathedral (at the bottom of the page)

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