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ARCH 250 Nancy Klein II. Early Gothic Architecture - continued B. Notre Dame, Cathedral Laon, France, 1155-1205 History of construction 1. Best example of pure early Gothic architecture 2. Serves as the cathedral of Laon 3. 1155-1175- Construction of choir and trancepts under Bishop Gautier de Mortagne 4. c. Nave, west front and crossing tower 2. Western façade and sculpted portals Facade- Two towers with openwork turrents Arcaded, open galleries Central rose window flanked by lancet window Triple portal with pinnacles Central Portal- Tympanum- Pinnacl e- Gable- Finial- Western Towers - Cows at the top of the towers
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3. Plan of the church What are the main parts of a Gothic church? 1.    Narthex (porch) 2.    Nave (central walkway, here up to crossing) 3.    Aisles 4.    Transepts 5.    Crossing 6.    Chancel (sanctuary, altar, and choir)
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  • early gothic architecture, Rib Vaults, cathedral of Laon, Cathedral Laon

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