See this worth-it book:

  • Religious Art in France, XIII Century; A Study in Mediaeval Iconography and Its Sources of Inspiration, by Emile Mâle, translated from the 3rd edition by Dora Nussey (London, J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd.; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1913). Reprinted and sold by Dover as Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century and by Harper and Row as The Gothic Image: Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century.]
  • [N.B., Requires sufficient theological formation. While it is an excellent guide to Christian symbolism, it makes inaccurate or, at least, imprecise statements on certain teachings of the Church, particularly on grace and on the Assumption.]

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O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen. (From Sancta Missa)

[Update 22 March 2017. Post revised motu proprio due to recently acquired information on the author’s year of death.]