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The Great French Cathedrals of the Gothic
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12th century Amiens ancestors of Christ Annunciation Apocalypse architecture archivolt archivolt are angels artistic atelier Beau Dieu Bishop Bishop of Reims building built centre portal Chartres choir choir-screen church confessors Coronation crowned Dame decades decoration detail dominated door doorway drapery edrals figure of Christ Firmin France French cathedrals gable Gallery of Kings Gothic art Gothic sculpture hand portal individual figures interior Judgment portal large figures large statues Last Judgment later left jamb left-hand portal legend life-size Louis lower lintel Madonna martyrs Mary middle monument nave Nicaise north tower north transept original Paris perhaps period plastic plinth Portail Royal portal west front prophets quatrefoils Reims representing rhythm right-hand portal Romanesque rose window saints scenes shafts side Sixtus small figures south porch spirit statuary statue of St stone style Testament three portals Tree of Jesse triforium trumeau tympana tympanum vaulted triforium Viollet-le-Duc walls west facade whole