The Irregular Ribbed Vault of the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Saint-Jean Baptiste in Perpignan

Senent Domínguez, Rosa and Alonso Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel and Calvo López, José and Rabasa Díaz, Enrique (2012). The Irregular Ribbed Vault of the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Saint-Jean Baptiste in Perpignan. In: "Nuts & Bolts of Construction History: Culture, Technology and Society [proceedings of the Fourth International Congress on Construction History, Paris, 3-7 July 2012]". Picard, París, pp. 75-82. ISBN 978-2-7084-0929-3.

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Title: The Irregular Ribbed Vault of the Sacristy of the Cathedral of Saint-Jean Baptiste in Perpignan
Author/s:
  • Senent Domínguez, Rosa
  • Alonso Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel
  • Calvo López, José
  • Rabasa Díaz, Enrique
Editor/s:
  • Carvais, Robert
  • Guillerme, André
  • Nègre, Valérie
  • Sakarovitch, Joël
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: Nuts & Bolts of Construction History: Culture, Technology and Society [proceedings of the Fourth International Congress on Construction History, Paris, 3-7 July 2012]
Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-2-7084-0929-3
Volume: 3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Guillém Sagrera, Catedral de Perpignan, Tardogótico, s. XV, Bóveda de crucería, Historia de la Construcción, Construcciónen piedra, Estereotomía, Geometría
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Ideación Gráfica Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition

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Abstract

The vault of the sacristy of the Cathedral of Saint-Jean Baptiste in Perpignan (France), constructed by the Majorcan architect Guillem Sagrera between 1433 and 1447, is an outstanding, yet strikingly unknown, example of rib vaulting. This paper analyzes the overall construction of the form of the vault, characterized by its highly irregular perimeter, with particular attention to an isolated decorated corbel which solves the problem of the wall support of a group of six ribs and is in stark contrast with the rest of the supports, which are completely unadorned. Given the extreme rigour of Sagrera in all his works (and this one in particular), this apparent “capriccio” must be justified not only by decorative or formal requirements, but also by the constructive logic of Gothic vaulting system

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Item ID: 15748
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15748/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15748
Deposited by: PIF - Personal Investigador en Formación Rosa Senent Domínguez
Deposited on: 13 Jun 2013 06:23
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2020 11:28
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