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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Romanesque cathedral, dedicated to to St. Lawrence martyr, was consecrated in 1118 by Pope Gelasius II (modified later; restored 1934). It was built on the site of Roman ruins and the former church of the Twelve Apostles. The piazza, in absence of other public squares and centers of lay power, was the only city’s public space for the whole Middle Ages. After the fire of 1296, provoked by fights between Guelphs and Ghibellines, the building was partly restored and partly rebuilt. Betwe…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Baptistry is visible to the right.

    Dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta (Our Lady of the Assumption). The cathedral was begun in 1107 with a plan typical of the Romanesque architecture of the Po valley and consecrated in 1190. It was radically altered in the later 12th century and the 14th to the Lombard Gothic style, with rectangular nave bays and deep transepts. The façade was rebuilt several times between the 12th and 16th centuries: in 1274 the rose window by Giacomo Porrata was added, in 14…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Mosaics and rose window are attributed to Orcagna, ca. 1359. The facade mosaics, put on from the second half of the 14th century, rapidly deteriorated and were extensively restored from the 17th century.

    A document of 1290 states that the new building should be modelled on S Maria Maggiore in Rome. This apparently influenced the early rectangular plan as well as, for example, the original semicircular apse, columnar piers in the nave and the attached half columns used on the exterior flanks….

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The construction of the cathedral lasted more than three centuries and reflected not only successive styles but also influences coming alternately from east and west of the city. The architectural diversity is matched by that of the sculpture, each including some of the most original works of the Middle Ages. The stained glass constitutes the most extensive medieval ensemble in France after Chartres Cathedral. From 1459 the architect of Strasbourg assumed the rank of supreme judge of all the …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Dedicated to Notre-Dame, Chartres Cathedral acquired strong associations with the cult of the Virgin. Most of the 12th- and 13th-century sculpture and stained glass survive, to make the cathedral one of the most ‘complete’ medieval buildings in existence. The present cathedral was built after a fire in 1194; of the earlier church only the 11th-century crypt and the 12th-century western block survive. The cathedral, built of limestone, is about 34 m high and 130 m long internally. It h…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    In the north transept is the Portail de St-Jean, with carved doors (legends of St Martial and St Stephen) dating from the first half of the 16th century.

    The construction of the Gothic cathedral began in 1273 and finished only in 1888 when the nave was connected to the belltower. It is noted for its Renaissance rood loft built in 1534 and for the fine, partly octagonal, bell tower. The tower is 205 ft high, the three lower storeys being Romanesque and the four upper ones Gothic. The main art…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Both the north and south facades have rose windows of 11 m in diameter. Scenes from the life of Saint Peter and Paul decorate the 16th century wooden doors of the south portal, which is used as the main entrance.

    The Gothic cathedral of St Pierre replaced an older structure, which had been damaged by fire in the 1180s and again in 1225. This former cathedral is thought to have been begun in the late 10th century; the three western bays of its nave, known since the Middle Ages as Notre-Dame d…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The west façade is more sober in design than those further north: it is bare, with a flat wall without buttresses and the whole is articulated by a single horizontal line, the balustrade over the portals.

    The cathedral was rebuilt from 1170 to 1180 by Bishop Guichard. The conservatism of the canons is apparent in such archaisms as a bench for the clergy round the inside of the apse; in the very traditional plan (a seven-sided polygonal apse leading out of a straight-ended choir, with squared…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The seat of the Bishop of Orléans. The first building was burnt in 989. A second building, one of the biggest in France, was built in the 11th-12th century, following the plan of the great pilgrimage churches. Partly collapsed in 1278, only part of its foundations survive. The third cathedral was built between 1287 and 1530, with an interruption during the Hundred Years War. The cathedral is probably most famous for its association with Joan of Arc. The French heroine attended evening Mass in…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Both the north and south facades have rose windows of 11 m in diameter.

    The Gothic cathedral of St Pierre replaced an older structure, which had been damaged by fire in the 1180s and again in 1225. This former cathedral is thought to have been begun in the late 10th century; the three western bays of its nave, known since the Middle Ages as Notre-Dame de la Basse-Oeuvre, still stand (although much restored). The Gothic choir was constructed between 1225 and 1272, but in 1284, 12 years after …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The present building, dedicated to St Peter, was begun ca. 1160. Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine were patrons. Construction proceeded slowly, the west front probably being reached by the 1240s; the style of the sculpture indicates that the lower levels were complete by ca. 1250. The cathedral is a hall church nearly 100 m long, with a flat east end. It is divided into three very high aisles that barely cut the slightly projecting transept. The vaults are very convex, punctuated b…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    This part of the cathedral is neo-Gothic, (copying a Late Gothic style) and 19th century (1873-1929). The rose window is by Frantisek Kysela.

    Located within Prague Castle and built incorporating parts of older buildings on site dating as early as 929. Mathias of Arras, who had been summoned from Avignon by the future Emperor Charles IV, started at the east end of the building ca. 1342 , siting the choir outside the existing basilica and cloister. The Gothic choir has a chevet with an ambulat…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01