HISTORY OF GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais No.1
: Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais; France, beauvais; 1247-72
- Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Beaubais is located on the 60km south of Paris. The cathedral is very huge but only choir and two transepts have been constructed.
- Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Beauvais was constructed in 10th century besides of Notre-dame de Beauvais at Caroling Period.
The cathedral destruction by fire in 1180 and in 1225. The reconstruction begun in 1225.
The construction of the choir was completed in 1272 but the vault of it had fellen down in 1284.
The Choir was reconstructed again in 1322, adding another pier between each piers and changing the quadripartite vaults to sexpartite vaults.
North and south transept was constructed in 1500-48. The tall tower at the crossing, 151m high, was constructed in 1558-69 but the tower had fellen in 1773 and never reconstructed again.
- The nave was not constructed. The south transept is the main gate now.
Photo: Yasuhiko Nishigaki
|[No.1]Exterior: Whole view, North facade
||: [No.2]Exterior: Apsidal view
|[No.3]Exterior: Apse: Detail
||: [No.4]Interior: Crossing
|[No.5]Interior: North transept
||: [No.6]Interior: South transept
|[No.7]Interior: Side aisle, Ceiling
||: [No.8]Interior: Choir
|[No.9]Interior: Stained glass
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