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1CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME CHARTRES, FRANCE 1194-1220
2CHARTRES Pop. 40,000 50 miles southwest of Paris. Has many light industries and is surrounded by fertile plains.
3HISTORY OF CHARTRES Architect is unknown. There have been 5 fires and 5 new churches built in that site.The sixth and current cathedral was constructed betweenIt was built during the Gothic Period and is consider the finest example of high Gothic.
4HISTORY OF CHARTRESThe current cathedral was rebuilt with the help of many people from every class of life.People helped by donating money or labor.It has two contrasting spires, one 349 ft. dating from the 1140s, and the other a 377 ft. dating from the early 16th century.The one on the right is very plan and the other is flamboyant.
5HISTORY OF CHARTRESThe cathedral was directly inspired by the Abbey of Saint Denis in Paris.It is 440 ft. long.52 ft. wide nave.26 ft. aisles.118 ft. high vault.
6HISTORY OF CHARTRESCathedral houses a tunic that had belonged to the Blessed Virgin Mary.Saint John the Baptist and Saint Peter on the north portal.St theodore, st. stepthen, st. clement, st. lawrence on south transept.
7INTERIOR OF CHARTRESA spacious nave, and also an unbroken view from the west and to the east end. Columns rise dramatically from plain base to the high pointed arches of the ceiling. The interior directs the eyes to the massive clerestory windows in the apse. The whole building itself has many vertical lines which convey human yearning for the divine and after life. Scale is overwhelming. Blues and reds in the stained glass windows gives an emotional feeling of warmth and comfort.
8EXTERIOR OF CHARTRESTexture is very rough which gives the effect of solidity and stability.