Mediaeval Church Vaulting
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Mediaeval Church Vaulting

By Clarence Ward
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Table of Contents
  • MEDIAEVAL CHURCH VAULTING
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CONTENTS
  • List of Illustrations
  • CHAPTER I NAVE AND AISLE VAULTS
    • Domes on Spherical Pendentives
    • Domes on Squinches
    • The School of Perigord
    • Comparison of Perigord and Byzantine Domes
    • The Exterior Roofing of Perigord Domes
    • Characteristics of Perigord Churches
    • The Centering of Perigord Domes
    • Naves Vaulted with Domes on Squinches
    • Pyramidal Vaults
    • Tunnel Vaults
    • Romanesque Schools of Tunnel Vaulted Churches
    • The School of Provence
    • Provence Churches of the First Type
    • Provence Churches of the Second Type
    • The Lighting of Tunnel-Vaulted Churches
    • Provence Churches of the Second Type continued
    • Provence Churches of the Third Type
    • Provence Churches of the Fourth Type
    • Provence Churches of the Fifth Type
    • Vaults Similar to those of Provence in other Romanesque Churches
    • Naves with Tunnel Vaults and Aisles Groined
    • The School of Poitou
    • The School of Auvergne The Origin and Use of the Triforium Gallery in Auvergne
    • The School of Auvergne continued
    • Churches of the Auvergne School
    • Churches of Auvergne with a Clerestory
    • The School of the Loire
    • The School of Bourgogne
    • Churches with Transverse Tunnel Vaults Over the Nave
    • Churches with Transverse Tunnel Vaults Over the Aisles
    • Tunnel Vaults with Cross Ribs
    • Naves with Groined Vaults
    • Groined Vaults Over Rectangular Nave Bays
    • Groined Vaults over Square Nave Bays
    • Aisles with Groined Vaults in Lombardy and Normandy
    • Aisles with Semi-Groined Vaults
    • Ribbed Vaults
    • Ribbed Vaults Over Naves with Square Bays
    • The System of Alternate Supports
    • Naves without Side Aisles
    • Anjou Ridge Ribs
    • Square Nave Bays Outside of Lombardy and Anjou
    • Square Nave and Rectangular Aisle Bays
    • Ribs with Caryatid Supports
    • Square Nave and Rectangular Aisle Bays continued
    • Lighting Problems in Naves with Square Bays
    • Origin of Sexpartite Vaulting
    • False or Pseudo-Sexpartite Vaulting
    • Development of Sexpartite Vaulting
    • Sexpartite Vaulting in the Ile-de-France
    • Variants of Sexpartite Vaulting
    • Eight-Part Vaulting
    • Rectangular Nave Bays with Four-Part Cross-Ribbed Vaults
    • Irregular Four-Part Vaulting of Durham Cathedral
    • Early Four-Part Ribbed Vaults in Normandy
    • Transitional Four-Part Ribbed Vaults in the Ile-de-France
    • Developed Four-Part Ribbed Vaults
    • The Curve of Vault Ribs
    • Rectangular Four-Part Ribbed Vaults in Churches without Side Aisles
    • Vaulting with Added Ribs
    • Origin and Use of the Ridge Rib
    • Tierceron Vaulting
    • Lierne Vaulting
    • Interpenetrating Multiple Ribbed Vaults
    • Tracery Vaults
    • Fan Vaulting
    • Pendants
    • Vaults with Added Ribs—Outside of England
    • Side Aisle Vaulting
    • Five-Part Aisle Vaults
    • Multiple-Ribbed Aisle Vaults
    • Triforium Vaulting
    • Nave and Aisles of Equal Height
  • CHAPTER II TRANSEPT AND CROSSING VAULTS
    • Transepts with Tunnel Vaults
    • Transepts with Ribbed Vaulting Five-Part Ribbed Vaults
    • Square Chevets
    • Vaulting of Semicircular Transepts
    • The Vaults of Transept Aisles and Chapels
    • Crossing Vaults
    • Lantern Towers
    • Ribbed Domes
    • Lobed Domes
    • “Gothic Domes” or Double Chevets
    • Square Lanterns with Eight-Part Vaults
    • Rib-Vaulted Crossings with no Lanterns
  • CHAPTER III APSE VAULTS
    • Apses Vaulted with Half Domes
    • Lighting Problems Connected with the Construction of Half Domed Apses
    • Apses with Ribbed Half Domes
    • Apses with Four-Part Ribbed Vaults
    • The Chevet Vault
    • Types of Chevet Vaults
    • Radiating-Ribbed Chevets
    • The Use of Wall Ribs in Gothic Ribbed Vaulting
    • Radiating-Ribbed Chevets continued
    • Broken-Ribbed Chevets
    • Buttressing-Ribbed Chevets
    • Diagonal-Ribbed Chevets
    • Chevets with Added Ribs
    • The Number of Chevet Cells
    • The Use of A Central Pier in the Apse
    • Impost Levels of Chevet Vault Ribs
    • The Shape of the Chevet Cells
    • Chevets with Pierced Panels
  • CHAPTER IV AMBULATORY VAULTS
    • Early Ambulatories
    • Origin of Ambulatory Vaulting
    • Annular Tunnel Vaults
    • Ambulatories with Half Tunnel Vaults
    • Romanesque Ambulatories with Alternating Triangular and Square Bays
    • Ambulatories with Transverse Tunnel Vaults
    • Ambulatories with Groined Vaulted Trapezoidal Bays
    • Ambulatories with Ribbed Vaults
    • Morienval
    • Trapezoidal Ambulatory Vaults with Straight Diagonal Ribs
    • Trapezoidal Ambulatory Vaults with Curved Diagonal Ribs
    • Trapezoidal Ambulatory Vaults with Broken Ribs
    • Method of Construction in Ambulatory Vaults
    • Trapezoidal Ambulatory Vaults with Added Ribs
    • Ambulatory Vaults which Include the Radiating Chapels
    • Ambulatories with Alternate Square and Triangular Bays
    • Ambulatories with Triangular Bays Only
    • Ambulatories with Multiple Ribbed Vaults
    • Exceptional Eastern Terminations
    • The Vaulting of Radiating Chapels
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
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