ARCHITECT, German
(active 1235-1275 in Strasbourg)

Interior view

1235-75
Photo
Notre-Dame Cathedral, Strasbourg

In Strasbourg around 1240, immediately after the completion of the cathedral choir and transept in the Late Romanesque style, a new Gothic nave was begun. This demonstrates a perfect control of the latest French forms. The architect constructed the most modern building of its time in Germany, its forms largely based on the new building work at Saint-Denis which had begun a few years before. He borrowed motifs but not copied them exactly.

The photo shows the interior of the nave.

View the ground plan of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Strasbourg.




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