Cathedral of Notre Dame, Amiens: detail of flying buttress

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RIBApix ref no RIBA10321
Architect/DesignerViollet-le-Duc, Eugene Emmanuel (1814-1879)
Artist/PhotographerViollet-le-Duc, Eugene Emmanuel (1814-1879)
CountryFrance
CityAmiens
Subject Date1402
Image Date1850
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPrint
Library Reference038:72.033.4/5(44)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Eugene Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. Dictionnaire raisonne de l'architecture francaise du XI au XVI siecle, (Paris, 1854-1868), vol. IV, p. 172 NOTES: The original cathedral, built in Romanesque style in 1152, was destroyed by fire caused by lightning in 1218. Reconstruction began in 1220 and the nave was completed in 1245. The rebuilding of the choir began c.1238 and was completed before 1269, and by 1288 only the tops of the towers remained incomplete. The south tower was completed in 1366 while the north tower was completed in 1402. It was restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the 1850s.

Subject tags

cathedrals, restoration, buttresses