Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lincoln Cathedral-Vaulting

The prime feature of Lincoln and one of the reasons it shows up on every Gothic architecture course syllabus is its vaulting. The highly varied nature of the vaults show a clear creativity and innovation applied to almost every different part of the cathedral. You can see hints of this in the sweeping interior shots-the Northern aisle is one continuous vault while the Southern aisle emphasizes each bay....Oh vaults, I love you so.
 entrance ceiling- a pseudo vault
 Nave vaulting (note the clerestory vaulting)
 Chancel vaulting
 Decorated Chapel Vault
Southern Transept Vaulting

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