ARCH 250 Nancy KleinII. Early Gothic Architecture - continuedB. Notre Dame, Cathedral Laon, France, 1155-1205History of construction1.Best example of pure early Gothic architecture2.Serves as the cathedral of Laon3.1155-1175- Construction of choir and trancepts underBishop Gautier deMortagne4.c. Nave, west front and crossing tower2. Western façade and sculpted portalsFacade-Two towers with openwork turrentsArcaded, open galleriesCentral rose window flanked by lancet windowTriple portal with pinnaclesCentral Portal-Tympanum-Pinnacle-Gable-Finial-Western Towers-Cows at the top of the towers
3. Plan of the churchWhat are the main parts of a Gothic church?1.Narthex (porch)2.Nave (central walkway, here up to crossing)3.Aisles4.Transepts5.Crossing6.Chancel(sanctuary, altar, and choir)
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