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L: Salisbury Cathedral. Vaults. R: Glouchester Cathedral. Nave.
13th c British Gothic Architecture

NORMAN ROMANESQUE Anonymous (c. 1050 - 1250) Primary
NORMAN ROMANESQUE Anonymous (c. 1050 - 1250)
11oo-1258
13th c
Gothic
Vault
Salisbury. Great Britain.
Transcend28.Brm02c10
The search for both verticality and structural logic that marked the development of French Gothic architecture was not particularly important in England. English architects concentrated instead on the elaboration of architectural pattern and ornament. We can see this best in the development of the vaults of English cathedrals. On the left are the vaults of Salisbury, which are of the same quadripartite or four parts we have seen in French High Gothic buildings. On the right is the nave of Glouchester Cathedral. The arcades and galleries have the round arches of 11th and 12th century Norman Romanesque buildings. The vaults, however, were added in the mid13th century. The basic structure of the vaults is similar to the four part Gothic vaults of Salisbury, but a new element has been added. In the vault at Glouchester another rib, known as the RIDGE RIB has been placed in the center of the vault. Circular decorative forms known as BOSSES were added wherever the main ribs cross the ridge rib.

Caption: GOTHIC | L: Salisbury Cathedral. Vaults. R: Glouchester Cathedral. Nave. | 1220-1258 | British | Gothic

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