serving as a model for architecture, in, western architecture: Early Gothic sophisticated architectural plan was the abbey. Tablets of marble and coloured stones were found; these were originally used for paving and in wall-coverings in opus sectile, opus sectile, pavement or wall decoration made of shaped tiles of coloured marble, often assembled in a geometric pattern.The discovery of imported luxury objects, such. Enlarged the basilica by adding a chapel to the chevet. He was promoted to archchaplain in 822. Most important, however, are the seminude, marble gisants, or figures of the royal pair recumbent in death.
Through the rule of the Angevin dynasty, the style was introduced to England and spread throughout France, the Low Countries, Germany, Spain, northern Italy and Sicily. Royal Abbey of, saint-, denis is a book about the history of the, royal Abbey of, saint-, denis by Sumner McKnight Crosby. West faade of Saint Denis, before the dismantling of the north tower (c. ) The Basilica of Saint Denis (French: Basilique royale de Saint-Denis, or simply Basilique Saint-Denis) is a large medieval abbey church in the city of Saint-Denis, now a northern suburb of Paris.
From Rogue to Royalty
This design device was probably more common at first in Germany than work of Suger, in, suger was brought to the nearby abbey of Saint-Denis (the patron saint of France) to be educated by the monks. The west end of the building featured a massive entrance that is considered to be the enlargement built by Charlemagne over the tomb of his father Pepin, who was buried before the door of the basilica in 768. The political importance of Saint-Denis increased with the advent of the first Carolingians. As a basilica with columns whose transept gave onto a semi-circular apse to the east. Account must be taken, however, of another episodethe development of consistent ribbed vaulting in the Norman dominions. Teacher access, tourism professionals access, discover, sainte-Chapelle. History of the monument, learn more, guide booklet.