"Troys Portaulx et Deux Grosses Tours": The Flamboyant Façade Project for the Cathedral of Clermont

  title={"Troys Portaulx et Deux Grosses Tours": The Flamboyant Façade Project for the Cathedral of Clermont},
  author={Michael T. Davis},
  pages={67 - 83}
The large drawing on parchment of a Flamboyant façade, now housed in the Archives Départementales du Puy-de-Dôme in Clermont-Ferrand (series 3G, armoire 18, sac B, côte 29), was created as part of a concerted late fifteenth-century effort to complete the construction of the cathedral of Clermont. Although it cannot be dated precisely, the façade apparently was designed in close connection with a 1496 estimate of the cost of the remaining work on the cathedral. Intended as a finished working… Expand
Dynamic Unfolding and the Conventions of Procedure: Geometric Proportioning Strategies in Gothic Architectural Design
This essay explores the proportioning strategies used by Gothic architects. It argues that Gothic design practice involved conventions of procedure, governing the dynamic unfolding of successiveExpand
Volume Information
  • Gesta
  • 1997
This index records the contributions published in Gesta from 1982 (volume XXI) through 1996 (Volume XXXV). Gesta published an index for its first ten volumes in 1972 (volume Xl) and an index for itsExpand


Die zwei Entwurfe im Regensburger Domschatz," Munchner Jahrhuch cler Bildenden Kunst, I
  • 1924
Les Villes cl art eelehres: Clermont-Fe/rancl
  • vols. (Clermont-Ferrand,
  • 1920
Archives Departementales du Puy-de-Dome, series 3G, armoire 5, sac C, cote 4i, contains a description of the area west of the Romanesque fac,ade as it appeared in 1481
  • 1911