THE ROSE WINDOW

Chapter 6

THE GEOMETRY OF LIGHT - Designing and Building the Rose Window


In the original book Rose Windows a number of geometrical analyses were illustrated. To see these and more click here  

Some extraordianry techniques and designs were carried out by William Billings in the first half of the nineteenth century, particularly of flamboyant windows. To see some of these, click here


The north window at Chartres has understandably received much attention over the years. Click here to see some of this. It is a true tour de force of geometry wedded to symbolism.