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The Cathedral of the twentieth century

The Cathedral of the twentieth century

Not one among several, and the only one designed by the architect such as built in évry (Evry), 30 km South from Paris.

Hearing about it was in the year of completion of construction, 1995. Then in June I went to the place to “see” with Evry Hiking in the cathedrals, which I then took.

Because Paris has its “Golden ring” – the cathedrals, the Gothic, separated from the capital of 80-150 km, the main features of repeating of Notre Dame. Feature its Gothic – the lack of the spires on the towers; they have the “perfect Gothic Cathedral” (the word Viole-Le-Duc) – Chartres. In Saint-Denis, however, were the spires, until one of them broke the zipper in the early 19th century.

The Cathedral of Evry summer. Continue reading

Gothic style cathedrals drawings of plans facades

With the construction of St. Isaac’s Cathedral due to the emergence of a number

publications. On the facade they correspond to eight six-column

the porticos. Indian, Gothic taste, Byzantine style and style

Renaissance I. Montferrand has begun to develop working drawings and

the model of the Cathedral . Gothic architecture — Wikipedia * From city cathedrals first in the Gothic style.

Plan (no Western entrance, entrance from the side of the facade, the courtyard is for

Cathedral. the names of forgotten medieval masters, drawings

buildings of the . Continue reading

Masters and Finials

Historical excursions

Masters and Finials

(construction of Gothic cathedrals in Western Europe)

– What are you doing? – addressed to the masters of the stranger.

– Hew the stone, that he said first.

I don’t see clay rowed, – muttered the second.

– I’m building Chartres Cathedral, ‘ said the third.

An old proverb

The dimensions of the Cathedral – that was a matter of prestige and rivalry of cities. Famous temples of the Greeks inferior in magnitude even the most “mediocre” temples of the middle ages. The Parthenon housed under Cathedral arches, as a major exhibit in the exhibition hall. Continue reading

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