Travel to France: Paris 1: Gothic: Photo 10
By the time of Suger's death in 1151, only the foundations of the nave were complete. Work on them resumed in 1231, at which time the transepts were also added, while the upper part of the choir was rebuilt to harmonize with the nave. The work was finished in 1281 with "new extremes of leanness, with minimum supports and maximum glazing" (p. 289).
Back to France: Paris 1: Gothic chapter
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