The primary aim of this book is to situate the art and architecture of the French medieval church of Germigny-l’Exempt within the global historical context of the formation of France in the 12th and 13th centuries. A study of the architecture and iconographic programs of Notre-Dame de Germigny-l’Exempt had never been carried out before despite the church’s quite astonishing, twelfth-century clocher-porche, and its original inner portal borrowing heavily from Saint-Gilles du Gard, Laon and the royal portals of French cathedrals.

Medieval Art Research