Detail View: Archivision Base to Module 9: Notre Dame de Paris

Preferred Title: 
Notre Dame de Paris
Alternate Title: 
Notre-Dame Cathedral
Image View: 
General view of the south transept, from southeast
Creator: 
Jean de Chelles (French architect, died ca. 1270); Pierre de Montreuil (French architect, ca. 1200 - ca. 1264)
Location: 
site: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Date: 
ca. 1163-1330 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Gothic (Medieval)
Work Type 1: 
cathedral
Classification: 
architecture
Material: 
stone; glass
Technique: 
construction (assembling)
Subjects: 
architectural exteriors; window: rose
Description: 
The plan as conceived by the first architect was highly original. It included a five-aisled nave of five double bays, a wide non-projecting transept and a choir of two double bays flanked by double aisles, which continued into a double ambulatory. The chapels were contained within the ambulatory wall. The north transept wall was built ca. 1250 by Jean de Chelles with a sculptured portal and a glazed triforium surmounted by an enormous rose window. He designed an identical arrangement for the south arm, but the project was continued by Pierre de Montreuil from 1258. In the 14th century Jean Ravy, continuing the work of Pierre de Chelles, enlarged the gallery windows of the chevet, decorating them with gables, and put up fantastic flying buttresses with a single span of 15 m. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/)
Collection: 
Archivision Base Collection
Identifier: 
1A2-F-P-ND-1-I1
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.