Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral


Main Details

Title Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Kathy Borrus
Physical Properties
Dimensions(mm): Height 234,Width 186
Religious buildings
History of architecture
ISBN 9780762497119

Publishing Details

Publisher Running Press,U.S.
Imprint Running Press Adult
Publication Date 29 October 2019
NZ Release Date 29 October 2019
Publication Country United States


On April 16, 2019, five days before the celebration of Easter, a blazing fire engulfed the world famous Notre-Dame de Paris. A marvel of Gothic architecture, construction on the Notre Dame Cathedral was begun in 1160 and completed in 1345. For almost nine centuries it has served as a house of worship and refuge; a stalwart soldier that has survived wars and revolutions, and hosted weddings, coronations, and funerals for kings and queens, presidents, and political dignitaries. The cathedral has also offered solace and sanctuary to tourists, locals, and one very famous fictional hunchback. It's this rich mixture of social history and human ingenuity that makes the Notre Dame, in the words of one art scholar, "one of the great monuments to the best of civilisation." Wounded but still standing, the world now watches as France rebuilds. NOTRE DAME DE PARIS: A CELEBRATION OF THE CATHEDRAL will detail the impressive architecture of the building, the priceless artefacts it contains, and the major historical events that have taken place in its presence. It will also show, through film stills and artwork reproductions, the ways in which the Notre Dame has permeated our popular culture. Coupled with informative text for each image, Notre Dame is the definitive book on the history of this landmark building.

Author Biography

Kathy Borrus is the author of multiple books including Five Hundred Buildings of Paris, One Thousand Buildings of Paris, The Fearless Shopper, and Stubby, a children's picture book . Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Washington Flyer,, Fits, Starts, and Matters of the Heart, and FranceGuide among others. She lives in Washington, DC.


"[Notre Dame De Paris] has a little something for everyone whether you're a lover of art, architecture, cinematography, the literary world or history... This book makes the perfect gift for yourself or family and friends who have an appreciation for Notre Dame and the beautiful city of Paris."--The Avid Pen "[Notre Dame de Paris] is well-researched and chronicles the various ages of the cathedral from its birth to modern times. [Kathy Borrus'] prose is aided by excellent images, including some rarely seen photographs."--Je t'aime, Me Neither