CAS AH 111 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Amiens Cathedral, Giorgio Vasari, Rib Vault

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11. 30. 17 / the new aesthetic: the gothic church pointed arch is gothic, rounded arch is romanesque. Giorgio vasari, founding father of art history initiator of the term gothic refers to an architectural style he hated gothic invented by the goths, who filled italy with those damnable buildings . Main components: pointed arches thin walls complex vaults over 100 ft repetitive delicate moldings and window tracery huge apertures for windows all made possible by flying buttresses. Weight of upper vault is pushing outward in the new highly cultured capital of paris during the reign of louis ix, a particular form of. Saint-denis abbey, france choir dedicated 1144, abbot suger stained glass windows jesse tree window (capetian dynasty, louis vi and vii) Old testament figure, tree is opening from his loins. White interiors bar tracery, lancet windows, foil windows void filled with stone and glass technical development from chartres, plate to bar tracery. Saint louis ix; mendicant friars (poverty, renunciation of property)

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