Photo © 2008 Holly Hayes/Art History Images. All rights reserved.
|Caption:||View of the unique nave vault of Tournus Abbey, 11th century. The tall nave 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 ceiling church france interior masonry medieval nave philibert romanesque tournus transverse vault vaults|
|Digital Size:||4000 x 2638 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||16.7 x 11.0 inches @ 240 dpi|
13.3 x 8.8 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||June 10, 2008|
|Uploaded:||August 20, 2010|