Notre dame

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris

1200 - 1250

Why is it canonical?

Few cathedrals in the world enjoy as much fame as Notre Dame, however from an architectural perspective its architecture built on innovations already seen in Chartres and Saint-Denis. Notre Dame, nonetheless, doubles down on these innovations to have more interior light, and walls that approach an appearance of weightlessness, far more than its predecessors. In a sense, it is the most full and complete achievement of the architectural principles first laid down by Suger at Saint-Denis.


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Notre dame

West Facade, Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris