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Noyon Cathedral, Picardy, France, begun ca. 1131 Notre Dame, Paris, begun 1163 31 Gothic and Medieval > High Gothic Region: Europe, especially France and England Period: Thirteenth to mid fourteenth century Characteristics: Three-storey bay; Height; Quadripartite vault; Bar tracery; Rose window; Decoration It is arguably the great cathedral at Chartres, France, that marks the shift from the Early Gothic to the High Gothic style. Earlier cathedrals had made use of the sexpartite vault, creating essentially square bays.
Pilasters are replaced by columns pushed together to operate as pairs, their bases alternating with window balconettes, while the ground-ﬂoor rustication takes on a sculptural dimension. Raphael, Palazzo Vidoni Caffarelli, Rome, ca. 1515–20 (later altered and enlarged) 59 Renaissance and Mannerism > High Renaissance Mastery of perspective Emulation of the Antique Bramante’s early S. Maria presso S. Satiro in Milan was clearly inspired by Alberti’s S. Andrea in Mantua (see page 55), which Bramante must have studied in plan form as its construction was then still in its early stages.
As an obvious point of weakness in the castle’s defences, a gatehouse was usually heavily fortiﬁed with battlements as well as one or more portcullises and often a drawbridge. Some castles also included a barbican, a secondary gatehouse in which attackers could be trapped. Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthenshire, Wales, begun 1200 49 Gothic and Medieval > Castle Towers While the keep was essentially a squat tower, towers became signiﬁcant in concentric castles, as they strengthened potential defensive weak spots.