Durand Nave Pier Section

Nave Pier Section (Durand)


The central cylindrical core (diameter 1.38m) is flanked by four colonnettes (0.47m)--this configuration is called a pilier cantonné. Precedents can be found at Chartres and Reims Cathedrals. The dimensions of the unit are matched with those of the main crossing piers to create a main arcade arch of two feet in thickness.

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