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Salisbury and Amiens cathedrals.Plans.
12th--13th c British Gothic Architecture

FRENCH HIGH GOTHIC Anonymous (c. 1180 - 1300) Primary
FRENCH HIGH GOTHIC Anonymous (c. 1180 - 1300)
12th--13th c
Great Britian. England.
Here we can compare the floor plans of Salisbury on the left and Amiens on the right. While the rounded apse of the east end of Amiens is ringed with a typical fringe of radiating chapels around an ambulatory, the east end of Salisbury is squared off. Salisbury also has double transepts, a feature found on a number of English Gothic structures. While Amiens seems rather short and compact, Salisbury is much longer in proportion to its width. Although this building was constructed following a single plan, many English cathedrals were built in an additive fashion. One seldom finds the strict logic that was the ideal for the French builders. Both buildings have the oblong bays and four part vaults of the High Gothic style.

Caption: GOTHIC | Salisbury and Amiens cathedrals.Plans. | 1100-1300 | British | Gothic
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