A History of Architecture Volume 3

A History of Architecture Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...it can be seen in Fig. 106 at Poitiers. Its most exquisite development came in the south transept of Notre Dame (Fig. 199) where the panel is perforated in a traceried design dating from the middle of the thirteenth century and also at the Ste. Chapelle in Paris (Fig. 200), where the tracery had been elaborated and refined by the schools of Champagne and Ilede-France. In this connection there took place a further evolution. In harmony with the tendency toward unification of design and amalgamation of units which led, as we have seen (p. i11), to the reduction of the three internal stories to two, the architects of these schools combined in one design the rose window and the gallery under it. This was done in the case of both types of window that have been described--that inscribed in a pointed arch and that inscribed in a square frame, and the reader is referred to Figs. 199 and 201, in which is reproduced the beautiful design of St. Nicaise, set by the clearstory windows with added complexities, and with certain interrelations made necessary by the special statics of the broad rose in order to prevent dislocation by pressure of the facade wall. The late roses at Amiens (west front), St. Ouen at Rouen (transepts) and Senlis (transepts) are particularly beautiful; so is that of St. Nazaire at Carcassonne shown in Fig. 128. for a comparison of the vault, and especially to Fig. 119, where the role of the rose or wheel in the facade of St. Nicaise is made clear. These latest designs did not absolutely displace previous schemes. In Fig. 132 we see how the round-headed relieving arch and separate gallery were retained until a late date at Dieppe. In so far as tracery is concerned the rose windows followed the type 201--Rose window of St. Nicaise at...show more

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  • 9781236506153