On June 11, 1144, Abbot Suger presided at the dedication of the royal Abbey church of St. Denis, Paris. This momentous occasion, attended by King Louis Vii of France and his Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, sparked a frenzy of Gothic construction in the Ile de France. Discuss the role that Abbot Suger played in the creation of the Gothic style and he remodeled the church. Are these new elements unique to the Gothic style?
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As you discuss the role that Abbot Suger played in the creation of the Gothic style and remodeling the church, please note how his desire was to remodel the existing structure. Most art critics suggest that his new version was not something entirely different from the past version, but was based upon it. He played a key role in preserving earlier work as he "moved the shrine of Saint Denis and of Rusticus and Eleutherius from the crypt to a site behind the high altar (though directly above their former tombs in the ...
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