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Chartres Cathedral

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will analyze Chartres Cathedral as one of the best examples of Gothic architecture.

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Image of West Facade of Chartres Cathedral, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres.jpg; Image of Chartres Cathedral from the North, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres_Cath%2BGare.JPG; Image of Nave of Chartres Cathedral, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres,_Cath%C3%A9drale_Notre-Dame-F_274.jpg; Image of Jesse Tree Window, Chartres Cathedral, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:France_Chartres_JesseTree_c1145_a.JPG; Image of Virgin and Child and Angles Window, Chartres Cathedral, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres_-_cath%C3%A9drale_-_ND_de_la_belle_verri%C3%A8re.JPG; Image of Rose Window, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres_-_cath%C3%A9drale_-_rosace_nord.jpg; Image of Saints Martin, Jerome and Gregory, Chartres Cathedral, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saints_Martin_Jerome_and_Gregory.JPG; Image of Old Testament Kings and Queen, Chartres Cathedral, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Figures_from_Cathedral_of_Chartres.jpg; Image of Saint Theodore, Chartres Cathedral, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chartres2006_028.jpg

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Rose Window

    Circular window, especially seen in Gothic church architecture.

  • Flying Buttress

    Associated with Gothic church architecture, an exterior segmented semi arch that relieves load bearing walls.

  • Nave

    The space extending from the main entrance to the narthex with aisles on both sides.