Architecture of cathedrals and great churches

Architecture of Cathedrals and Great Churches

The architecture of cathedrals, basilicas and abbey churches is characterised by the buildings  traditions of form, function and style that all ultimately derive from the Early Christian architecture.

Refer to links and images from wikipedia.

The Gothic west front of Cologne Cathedral was not completed until the 19th century.
The Renaissance façade of Sant’Andrea della Valle, Rome, is a two tiered temple with paired columns.
Notre Dame de Paris, has a Gothic west front in which verticals and horizontals are balanced.
The restored Frauenkirche, Dresden, Germany
Santa Maria della Salute, Venice (1631)
St. Peter’s Basilica with Maderno’s façade and Michelangelo’s Dome.

Milan Cathedral, Italy

Canterbury Cathedral, England
Notre Dame, Paris

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