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Unformatted text preview: II. Gothic Architecture and Art— A. Gothic and the emergence of new trends and ideas B. Saint Denis, Paris—Abbot Suger and the birth of Gothic C. Characteristics of Gothic Architecture --French examples: Reims, Chartres, Sens, Soisons, Senlis, and Beauvais --British examples: Canterbury and Wells D. Chartres—a case study in Gothic architecture and sculpture --West Portal statues—new relationship between sculpture and architecture --West Portal tympanum—no longer Last Judgment, but Christ in Majesty --North and South Portals—innovations in sculpture --Interior—new sense of gothic space and use of massive clerestory windows --Exterior—use of flying buttresses --Interior—Stained glass windows to tell of religion and society --Dedication to St. Mary—symbolizes the shift in Gothic to New Testament Christianity—the cult of the Virgin and veneration of Christ— away from the Romanesque emphasis on Old Testament Christianity—the Last Judgment and Old Testament Kingship...
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