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The San Jose State University: Chartres Cathedral website was created by art history, design, and computer art students at San Jose State University, San Jose, USA, using photographs taken by Dr Kathleen Cohen. Dr Cohen is an art historian in the Art & Design Faculty of the University.
The San Jose State University: Chartres Cathedral website is organized into the following main sections: Introduction, Tours, and Resources. The Introduction section explains how the great cathedral which rose in Chartres in the 12th century, in the High Gothic style, was built on a holy site pre-dating the arrival of Christian missionaries in France.
The Tour section has sub-sections for Windows, Sculpture, Architecture, and History. The Windows, Sculpture and Architecture sections have a plan of Chartres Cathedral, with numerous viewpoints linked to high resolution images. The History section has a timeline, linked to short illustrated articles for key dates.