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Herrick discusses Notre Dame with Architectural Digest, NPR, Washington Post

April 17, 2019

Architectural Digest,NPR,The Washington Post,WSYR-TV

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Samantha Kahn Herrick

Samantha Herrick, associate professor of history and expert on medieval France, spoke with Architectural Digest, NPR, and the Washington Post about the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral. Notre Dame was perhaps the iconic Gothic aspiration, she told the Washington Post. "A lot of features of this church, while not unique, were new at the time," she said. "Stained glass was new. Flying buttresses were new. Gothic architecture itself was new. This was a site of innovation." 

Architectural Digest: "Paris’s Historic Notre-Dame Cathedral Is Saved, But Many Difficult Decisions Remain"

NPR: "How Do We Preserve Cultural Landmarks?"

The Washington Post: "As flames engulfed Notre Dame, a fire brigade chaplain helped save the treasures inside"

Herrick was also a guest on local WSYR-TV: "SU professor shares cultural impact of the Notre Dame Cathedral burning"


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