This is No. 4 of the series of Great Buildings
being issued monthly by the AMERICAN LUXFER PRISM COMPANY, the first
having been the Pantheon, the second Taj Mahal, and the third St. Paul's
Cathedral. Any architect wishing to keep a complete set of these pictures
who failed to preserve the other three may get them by applying at once.
AMIENS CATHEDRAL, AMIENS, FRANCE
The Cathedral of Amiens, begun in 1220 and finished in 1288, although a
number of additions have since been made. It is 469 feet long, 213 feet
across the transepts and about 150 in height of nave-vaulting. The
incomparable facade has three huge porches covered with the richest
sculpture, two galleries, the lower arcaded, the upper filled with statues
of kings, and a great rose and gable between two low square towers. The
transepts have superb roses 40 feet in diameter above traceried arcades
filled with colored glass. The great portal of the south transept is
famous for its sculpture. The interior is simple and most impressive.
The 110 late-pointed choir-stalls are probably unexcelled, and the
radiating apsidal chapels are of exceptional beauty. The slender wooden
central spire is 361 feet high.
Architects who are interested in the possibilities
of Daylighting buildings of different types and locations will find
a great deal of valuable information on the subject on pages 516-521 Sweet's
American Luxfer Prism Company
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ROCHESTER, 38 Exchange St.
ST. LOUIS, 1002 Carleton Bldg.
ST. PAUL, 615 Ryan Bldg.
SAN FRANCISCO, 245 Oak St.
SEATTLE, 31 Maynard Bldg.