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Unformatted text preview: Discussion Notes December 5, 2007 Gothic Architecture and Sculpture and Tympana Review * last week we compared the naves of Chartres, 1194 and Bourges, 1195 * both high gothic * bourges is a 5 aisle church * bourges has no transept arms * chartres has been replicated more frequently * chartres-- starting to see trying to correspond the shafts up to the rib vaults * chartres vaulting-- really follows the curve of the vault Amiens Cathedral Nave 1220 * peak height 144 ft (besides bouvet) * some scholars say based on rev 21. 144 cubits * amiens is made of chalk-- buildings very white * very tall, very regularized (as if the buildings had been stamped out-- stamped out into the image of Christ) * the upper portion of the building is considered rayannant (really elaborate tracery) * bar tracery (also seen at chartres): huge block of stone, they punch through it, elaborate tracing, is a form of rayannant * plate tracery is earlier (seen at chartres ) * sense of unification and subdivision that panofsky talks about-- the windows join with the...
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