Found project: Sainte-Chapelle


    Project : Sainte-Chapelle

    Architect : Louis IX (commissioner)

    Completion: 1248

    Locality : Paris

    Country : France

    Building style : Gothic

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    Description :

    “Known as the ‘jewel box’ for the brilliance of its stained-glass windows, La Sainte-Chapelle is a thirteenth-century treasure hidden inside the Palais de Justice. When its windows, which contain the oldest stained glass in Paris, are illuminated by sunlight, 1,134 biblical scenes glow with a depth of colour seen only in expensive claret and gems. At sunset, the immense rose window depicts a scene of the Apocalypse. Stained-glass artistry reached its height in the mid-thirteenth century, at about the time Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX, and these stained glass tracery windows—with delicate, radiating spokes—are typical of the Rayonnant period in Gothic design. In its original time, the expanded window surface and the reduced masonry gave this Gothic structure an impression of unusual lightness.”

    One Thousand Buildings of Paris, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2003, p. 21.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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