with Russell Kelley
Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
March 13, 20, 27; April 3
$125 for 4-part series or $35 per class
Presented in partnership with Alliance Française Miami Metro
Trace the evolution of church-building in Paris over the past 1,000 years, from the rustic Romanesque abbey churches that rapidly spread across France during the 11th and 12th centuries, to the soaring Gothic cathedrals built using new engineering techniques between the 12th and 15th centuries, to the Renaissance churches inspired by Italy of the 16th century, to the domed Baroque churches of the Counter-Reformation of the 17th century, to the Neoclassical churches with their distinctive porticoes and columns constructed before and after the Revolution in 1789, and finally to the 19th century movement to restore the venerable edifices that had fallen into ruin through neglect or depredation, and the concomitant construction of eclectic churches using new building materials and techniques. Russell Kelley has lived in Paris for 30 years and is the author of The Making of Paris (Lyons Press, 2021).