NOTRE-DAME OF PARIS (341 pp.) -Allan Temko -Viking ($6.75). I darted a contemptuous look on the stately monuments of superstition.
-Edward Gibbon (speaking of the Gothic cathedrals)
All the steam in the world could not, like the Virgin, build Chartres.
A disciple of Adams rather than Gibbon, Medievalist Allan Temko, 31, has put his love and knowledge of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame into an astute and eloquent book that merits shelfroom with Adams' famed Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres. But while Adams sought out only the major thread of medieval unity, Author Temko weaves...