HISTORY OF GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE
Sainte-Chapelle de Paris No.1
: Sainte-Chapelle de Paris; France, Paris; 1241/42-48
- Sainte-Chapelle is a part of the Palais de Justice complex in Paris and the one of typical rayonnant style church in high Gothic.
- Sainte-Chapelle had both the sacred and royal functions of the personal tabernacle of Louis IX (Saint Louis).
Its base consists of a lower chapel for the use of the parish, while the upper chapel is flush with the palace and opens onto it through a porch and gallery.
- It is said that the architect of Sainte-Chapelle is Pierre de Montreuil (about 1200-67), who have rebuilt the apse of Saint-Denis and have completed south facade of Notre-Dame of Paris, but it is not sure.
- The twin towers were degenerated and a rose window was expanded to its maximum.
The spire was restored in 15c.
- The rose window of the facade.
- The rose window was redesigned to flamboyant style in 15c.
Photo: Yasuhiko Nishigaki
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