Photo © 2008 David Joyal/Art History Images. All rights reserved.
|Caption:||View of the nave vault, looking east, 11th century. The nave soars to great height and is filled with light, thanks in large part to its rather ingenious system of vaulting. In a design that seems to have been invented in Tournus, the nave has a succession of transverse barrel vaults. This transfers the weight of the vault to the pillars, allowing for large windows in the clerestory. This design did not catch on: it was only implemented in one other church (Mont-Saint-Vincent, not far away).|
|Keywords:||abbaye abbey arches architecture barrel burgundy c11 church columns france groin interior medieval nave philibert romanesque tournus transverse vault|
|Digital Size:||4000 x 2652 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||16.7 x 11.1 inches @ 240 dpi|
13.3 x 8.8 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||June 10, 2008|
|Uploaded:||August 20, 2010|