CDR-1297: SR Set: Gothic Architecture

Building upon Romanesque foundations (CDR-1295), this Image Set explores the soaring heights and airiness of Gothic architecture, not only from its cradle in France at St. Denis, but its spread to England, Italy and Germany. Each region and culture adapted and modified the Gothic style to suit its own aesthetic as well as its local materials and building techniques. The availability of limestone, sandstone, and brick when combined with ribbed vaults, flying buttresses and pointed arches all served to enrich the glorification of the church in the Middle Ages. References used: Whitney S. Stoddard, Monastery and Cathedral in France, 1966. Marvin Trachtenberg & Isabelle Hyman, Architecture: from Prehistory to Postmodernity, 2nd ed., 2002; and Geoffrey Webb, Architecture in Britain: The Middle Ages, 1956. Image Set created February, 2012



Kfa-0430
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Title: Saint-Denis Abbey (St. Denis, Saint Denis)
Description: Total, West Facade from W
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
XIR-181239
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Title: Abbey of Saint-Denis
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Ard-16705
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Title: Saint-Denis
Creator(s): Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis
Pierre de Montreuil
Description: West front, general view, from the west; Note that round and pointed arches alternate in the facade - the first use of pointed arches in an important structure.
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Kir-47841
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Title: Basilica of St. Denis
Creator(s): Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis
Description: North transept façade, general view
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
AFr-1653
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Title: Abbey Church of St. Denis
Description: south flank; buttressing
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Kir-47589
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Title: Saint-Denis (St. Denis)
Description: Nave toward east
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Ard-16780
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Title: Saint-Denis
Creator(s): Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis
Pierre de Montreuil
Description: Frontal view into the Choir, from the crossing; Lower part built under direction of Abbot Suger, upper part 13th century, by Pierre de Montreuil.
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Ard-16781
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Title: Saint-Denis
Creator(s): Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis
Pierre de Montreuil
Description: Diagonal view into the Choir, from the north ambulatory; Lower part built under direction of Abbot Suger, upper part 13th century, by Pierre de Montreuil.
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
AFr-1434
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Title: Abbey Church of St. Denis
Description: choir
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-1437
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Title: Abbey Church of St. Denis
Description: crossing
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-1438
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Title: Abbey Church of St. Denis
Description: north transept
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Kfa-0442
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Title: Saint-Denis Abbey (St. Denis, Saint Denis)
Description: first to third bays E from crossing on N side of choir
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
AFr-1433
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Title: Abbey Church of St. Denis
Description: nave, north elevation
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-1657
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Title: Abbey Church of St. Denis
Description: north elevation; round and pointed arches
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Kir-47581
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Title: Saint-Denis (St. Denis)
Description: Vaults West from chevet
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Kir-47607
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Title: Saint-Denis (St. Denis)
Description: Chevet vaults, windows
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Kfa-0173
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Title: Saint-Denis Abbey (St. Denis, Saint Denis)
Description: Interior view of ambulatory and radiating chapels
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Ard-16793
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Title: Saint-Denis
Creator(s): Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis
Pierre de Montreuil
Description: Diagonal view into the south ambulatory (built under the direction of Abbot Suger, 12th century)
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Kfa-0174
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Title: Saint-Denis Abbey (St. Denis, Saint Denis)
Description: view up into Gothic vaulting of the ambulatory & radiating chapels, 1140-44 (under colored lights for a celebration)
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Ard-16766
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Title: Saint-Denis
Creator(s): Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis
Pierre de Montreuil
Description: Entry Vestibule (12th century, under direction of Abbot Suger), view looking up
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
Bal-59912
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Title: Plan of the Abbey Church of St. Denis
Creator(s): Charles Inselin
Description: black and white photo
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
AFr-1175
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Title: Cathedral of St.-Etienne, Sens
Description: west façade
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-1178
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Title: Cathedral of St.-Etienne, Sens
Description: apse
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-0205
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Title: Church of Ste.-Madeleine
Description: apse
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-0213
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Title: Church of Ste.-Madeleine
Description: choir
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Arc-7676
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Title: Vézelay, Sainte Madeleine
Creator(s): unknown
Vendor: Archivision, Inc.
AFr-1050
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Noyon
Description: west façade
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-1054
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Noyon
Description: south flank
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-2346
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Noyon
Description: south transept
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-1055
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Noyon
Description: apse; radiating chapels
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-1056A
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Noyon
Description: nave; elevation
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-1058
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Noyon
Description: ambulatory; south
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-1060
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Noyon
Description: narthex
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-2335B
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Laon
Description: north transept; Thomas à Becket Chapel; east
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-1090
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Laon
Description: north transept
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
AFr-2334
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Laon
Description: choir; east
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates
Kfa-0300
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Title: Laon Cathedral of Notre Dame
Description: General view of Nave and Choir (w rectangular E end) seen fr W
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kfa-0304
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Title: Laon Cathedral of Notre Dame
Description: View into the Choir from the Crossing, seen fr W
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kfa-0304a
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Title: Laon Cathedral of Notre Dame
Description: Interior view of the Choir and East End.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
AFr-1094B
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Title: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Laon
Description: nave; north side
Vendor: Hartill Art Associates