The Geometry of the Nave of Saint-Denis

  • Here one sees the transverse section of the thirteenth-century nave at Saint-Denis abbey, based on a laser scan by Andrew Tallon. The view is to the east, with north at the left. This slice shows the piers and buttresses between the sixth and seventh nave bays measured from the west, as one can tell from the presence of the small sculpted crucifix on the right-hand arcade pier.