Western architecture

 

A typical Western cathedral

Flying buttresses (Rheims)

 

 

Early period

 

San Marco, Venice, beg. 1063

Church of St. George, Reichenau, Oberzell; frescoes from the Ottonian period

Church of St. Michael, Hildesheim,  1010-33

Maria Laach, Benedictine Monastery Chapel, 1156-77

Castel Santí Elia di Nepi, Basilica Santí Anastasio; frescoes in the apse: end. 11- beg. 12th c.

St. Mary and Clement, Schwarzrheindorf, cca. 1180; apse: Christ in Glory

 

 

Romanesque architecture

 

Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela, 1075-1125

Cathedral, Monreale, Sicily, 1147-82

St. Madeleine Church, Vezelay (Yonne), from 1120

 

Gothic architecture

 

Saint Denis, Paris

Saint Chapelle, Paris

Cathedral, Amiens

Cathedral, Canterbury

Reims Cathedral (13th century)

Basilica of St. Francis. Assisi. Interior

 

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris; Rose Window, South

Notre Dame, Paris, rose window

 

Milano Cathedral (14th century)

 

 

Chartres Cathedral

 

General view

West portal

 

West portal, central tympanum: (Christ in glory, the Second Coming)

West portal, rose window (the Last Judgment)

West portal, central window

 

North transept: central tympanum (the triumph of Virgin Mary)

North transept: rose window (Mary)

 

South transept: central tympanum (the Last Judgment)

South transept: rose window (Christ in glory)