beautiful flying buttresses at Notre Dame in Paris

beautiful flying buttresses at Notre Dame in PariFlying buttresses, Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

02.11 Gothic Architecture - Flying Buttresses(ArtHistory2)

Flying Buttresses - (began primarily in the Gothic period) a freestanding pier of arched masonry that abuts the vertical walls and supports the outward thrust created by higher-walled structures.

DIAGRAM: illustrating "flying buttresses". The flying buttresses on Chartres are rather modest compared to later cathedrals.

Ornate drawing of a Medieval 'Flying Buttress' design. This wasn't so much decoration but to support lower lateral force from the walls that took the huge thrust weight of the ceiling.

flying buttresses.

flying buttresses stone supports on the outside of a building that allowed builders to construct higher thinner walls that contained large stained glass window

chapter 9 flying buttress: were diagonal arches that provided support to the structure. It became a major design feature on French cathedrals.

chapter 9 flying buttress: were diagonal arches that provided support to the structure. It became a major design feature on French cathedrals. An old lady told me domed windows were called flying buttresses.

G rib vaulting, flying buttresses pointed arches | Rosses ...

G rib vaulting, flying buttresses pointed arches

Drawing an arc in Canvas: Tutorial and interactive demo

The arc is the basis for many geometric figures, it has a symmetrical shape and may be defined from two angles.

Chartes Cathedral

More of Chartres Cathedral in France. Notable difference between the Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

Flying buttress Rouen Cathedral

A flying buttress was a way to support the heavy roof of stone cathedrals without having to have big thick walls. People wanted light in their cathedrals and beautiful stained glass. Flying buttresses made a stone bridge between the roof and the ground.

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