Medieval Studies 1022 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Jamb, Transept, Aisle

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March 6
Lecture 20
>Shrine of the Kings
-Nicholas of Verdun
>Amiens Cathedral
-3 deep portals
-trumeau not standardized
-very animated
-movement in drapery
-lace work to dissolve mass
-spider web of buttresses
-interior = 139ft tall (tallest gothic cathedral that still survives)
-foliate decoration
-nave horizontal counteracts huge height
-2 bonze tombs in nave
-last stained glass
-an be read easily and logically
-comparison between Laon and Paris
-thin buttresses
-engineering understood wind pressure
-interior linearism
-VERY LINEAR
-choir = built last
-rayoninon opening structure for more light
-made almost all of glass
-northern France
-Robert de Luzarches local builder
>Reims Cathedral
-1211-1260s
-draws on Chartres
-very important for French history
-champagne region
-linked to St Denis Abbey
-French kings buried here
-King Clovis baptized this city
-1st French Christian King
-French date their Christian history to this time
-modern history
-put back together after WW1
-heavily damaged by war
-painstaking restoration
-triple portals
-two blind/suggested portals
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