DIAGRAM: illustrating "flying buttresses". The flying buttresses on Chartres are rather modest compared to later cathedrals.
Flying Buttresses. They look lovely, but actually play a large role in keeping the structure steady.
Beautiful flying buttresses at Notre Dame in Paris
Great example of a flying buttress, which were very common in Gothic Architecture. This is at the Washington National Cathedral.
How Gothic architecture was structured. Important: The location and use of flying buttresses and ribbed vaulting.
Clerestory, flying buttress, Chartres Cathedral- Chartres, Eure-et-Loire, France
Flying butresses at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague
chapter 9 flying buttress: were diagonal arches that provided support to the structure. It became a major design feature on French cathedrals.
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