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Clerestory, flying buttress, Chartres Cathedral- Chartres, Eure-et-Loire, France

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Flying Buttresses. They look lovely, but actually play a large role in keeping the structure steady.

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main characteristics Gothic: flying buttresses, windows with tracery, piers composed of colonettes or shafts bundled around a core. Skeletal system vs. mass of wall necessary in Romanesque architecture. Big windows vs small windows. emphasis on the VERTICAL.

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DIAGRAM: illustrating "flying buttresses". The flying buttresses on Chartres are rather modest compared to later cathedrals.

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Flying buttresses at Amiens.

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Downside Abbey church, Somerset ... "Three architectural features are typical of the Gothic. These are the pointed arch, the ribbed vault, and the flying buttress.

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chapter 9 flying buttress: were diagonal arches that provided support to the structure. It became a major design feature on French cathedrals.

Flying Buttresses at Chartres Cathedral in France. I have already been here but it is LOVELY and I want to go back. I love France

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Beautiful flying buttresses at Notre Dame in Paris love the windows ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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