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Notes on the Geography of France: Paris 1: Gothic: Photo 44

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A closer view of the southern side of the nave and its transept. Viollet-le-Duc hated this church and called it "A Gothic skeleton clad in Roman rags." Ayers isn't much more polite: "In the execution of the detailing the facade's sculptors tried to classicize their medieval piling up of ornament, with very bastard results" (p. 53).

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