gothic architecture. ribbed vault. oh this takes me back to art survey. so many cathedrals..so many vaults.

Chapter Part 1 Ribbed vaults were one of the three structural innovations that was employed in Gothic architecture. Ribs made a framework and were necessary during construction to support the web until the mortar dried.

Downside Abbey church, Somerset ... "Three architectural features are typical of the Gothic. These are the pointed arch, the ribbed vault, and the flying buttress.

"Three architectural features are typical of the Gothic. These are the pointed arch, the ribbed vault, and the flying buttress.

The Gothic Style - Building Characteristics: Ribbed Vaulting and Soaring Ceilings

Medieval Churches and Synagogues, Gothic Style

The Gothic Style - Building Characteristics: Ribbed Vaulting and Soaring Ceilings Ribbed Vaulting is characteristic of the Gothic style. Monks' Hall, Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaca, Portugal, AD.

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This link shows various types of vaulted ceilings.Gothic rib-vault ceiling of the Saint-Séverin church in Paris.

"Regarded as the chief architectural glory of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, the chancel vault is a sublime example of late medieval rib vaulting. It is a Lierne Pendant vault, built by William Orchard around 1500. It is made up of 12 lantern shaped pendants that hang miraculously suspended in mid-air, and tiny ribs of stone, known as 'liernes', that intersect along the centre of the vault creating large eight-pointed star shapes - the stars of heaven" ~ by Lawrence OP, via Flickr

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England 'Pendents' by Lawrence OP. Creative Commons: Some rights reserved

Underground, Castle of Chillon, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. I have sung hymns down here. The acoustics were fabulous!

This is the interior of a underground Gothic prison.The basement of this Chillon Castle off the coast of Lake Geneva in Switzerland was the former location of a medieval prison. This space features ribbed vaults and huge rocks.

Nave vaults, Durham Cathedral #architecture #cathedral

Studying this right now. NORMAN architecture - Nave vaults, Durham Cathedral, England (begun 1093 and largely completed within 40 years) (NB: at the end is the Quire - Original east end was replaced by this Gothic choir, Vault height about

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