Prof. Joseph Clarke in The Globe and Mail

April 18, 2019 by Department of Art History

Professor Joseph L. Clarke recently published a special opinion piece in The Globe and Mail discussing the reconstruction of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.

On April 15, 2019, a fire broke out beneath the roof of the Cathedral resulting in the collapse of the building’s spire and severe damage to the building’s interior, walls, and windows. More than 900 million Euros have been pledged so far to assist in the reconstruction of the historic building. Prof. Clarke discusses the technical, artistic, and political aspects that reconstruction may entail citing examples such as Chartres Cathedral in Paris, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, and the World Trade Center in the United States.

Read Prof. Clarke’s column.