French Cathedrals. from Drawings by R. Garland, with an Historical and Descriptive Account

French Cathedrals. from Drawings by R. Garland, with an Historical and Descriptive Account

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...and Jl The construction of the roof of the Cathedral of Chartres which has been much praised is aot good; the timbers are all small and the trusses are very close together. At the point of the choir there is as usual a maitrc poutre of immense size, which is said here to support the whole roof, but which, in fact, supports nothing, being itself suspended by the converging rafters. There is a space of about six feet between the tie beam and the top of the vaults.--Woodt't Leant of an Architect, vol. i. p. 52. N CHAPELS. 1 f Lan-feeuv SKiuhan. 7 S'Stephen 5 TVn-porito 6 SJker 8 SGtiJbSfim 9 StKnant. U iriu-itieion fi-.'.ILn.. I- JVvi/r to /Yon. the width between the pillars is forty-five feet ten inches; the width of the aisles is nineteen feet, and the height may be considered about fifty feet. The length of the transept, from the northern to the southern porch, is two hundred feet, and its width is ninety feet. Between the pillars of the transept the width is thirty-eight feet, and the width of the aisles is fifteen feet eight inches. The whole length of the choir is one hundred and twentythree feet, and its width forty-five feet six inches. The piers of the nave are composed alternately of octagonal pillars, with four circular shafts attached to them, and of cylindrical pillars with as many octagonal shafts attached to them. All the arches in the church and the vaulting are pointed, excepting the cross vaulting of the nave, which may probably be semi-circular. Chartres Cathedral is very rich in painted glass, the colours of which are deep without losing their brilliancy, and the light is stronger than at Reims Cathedral, although the windows of the aisles, with only one or two exceptions, are of painted glass, as well more

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  • English
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  • 1236571975
  • 9781236571977