This tracery shows the flamboyant style of Gothic architecture which was popular in France from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries.

Flamboyant Tracery

This tracery shows the flamboyant style of Gothic architecture which was popular in France from the…

Gothic tracery.

Gothic tracery

Gothic tracery.

Gothic tracery.

Gothic tracery

Gothic tracery.

Gothic tracery.

Gothic tracery

Gothic tracery.

Gothic tracery.

Gothic tracery

Gothic tracery.

Gothic tracery.

Gothic tracery

Gothic tracery.

With the growth in size of the windows and the progressive suppression of the lateral walls of vaulted structures, stained glass came more and more generally into use. It stimulated the increase in the size of windows, and the suppression of the walls, and contributed greatly to the development of <em>tracery</em>. Its evolution can be traced from the simple coupling of twin windows under a single hood-mould or discharging arch (shown here), to the florid network of the fifteenth century.

Plate Tracery, Charlton-on-Oxmore

With the growth in size of the windows and the progressive suppression of the lateral walls of vaulted…

"A Rose Window is a circular window, divided into compartments by mullions and tracery radiating from a center, also called Catharine wheel and marigold window according to modifications of the design. It forms a fine feature of the church architecture of the 13th and 14th centuries."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Rose Window

"A Rose Window is a circular window, divided into compartments by mullions and tracery radiating from…

A Rose window (or Catherine window) is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window, but is especially used for those found in churches of the Gothic architectural style and being divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery. The name "rose window" was not used before the 17th century and according to the Oxford English Dictionary, among other authorities, comes from the English flower name rose.

Rose Window, Church of St. Ouen, Rouen

A Rose window (or Catherine window) is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window, but…

Plate tracery from Etton Church.

Tracery

Plate tracery from Etton Church.

Bar tracery from Meopham Church.

Tracery

Bar tracery from Meopham Church.

Bar tracery from Northfleet.

Tracery

Bar tracery from Northfleet.

Detail from King's College Chapel, Cambridge.

Tracery

Detail from King's College Chapel, Cambridge.

Perpendicular wall tracery.

Tracery

Perpendicular wall tracery.

Plate tracery from Carlisle Cathedral, England.

Tracery

Plate tracery from Carlisle Cathedral, England.

Geometric tracery from Rippington Churrch, England.

Tracery

Geometric tracery from Rippington Churrch, England.

Geometric tracery from the chapter house of York Cathedral, England.

Tracery

Geometric tracery from the chapter house of York Cathedral, England.

Curvilinear tracery from St. Michael's, Warfield, England.

Tracery

Curvilinear tracery from St. Michael's, Warfield, England.

Transept rose from Westminster Abbey, England.

Tracery

Transept rose from Westminster Abbey, England.

Tracery is the intersection in various forms of the mullions in the head of a window or screen.

Tracery

Tracery is the intersection in various forms of the mullions in the head of a window or screen.

Tracery is the intersection in various forms of the mullions in the head of a window or screen.

Tracery

Tracery is the intersection in various forms of the mullions in the head of a window or screen.

Tracery is the intersection in various forms of the mullions in the head of a window or screen.

Tracery

Tracery is the intersection in various forms of the mullions in the head of a window or screen.

Tracery is the intersection in various forms of the mullions in the head of a window or screen.

Tracery

Tracery is the intersection in various forms of the mullions in the head of a window or screen.

"Tracery of later date." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

Tracery

"Tracery of later date." —D'Anvers, 1895

The tracery on the windows of La Sainte-Chapelle, in Paris, France shows foliations: a leaf pattern common in Gothic architecture. "Foliations in Tracery. Sainte Chapelle, Paris, A. D. 1240." -Whitney, 1911

Tracery Foliations

The tracery on the windows of La Sainte-Chapelle, in Paris, France shows foliations: a leaf pattern…

"Flamboyant Tracery, Rouen Cathedral, Normandy" showing the intersecting ribs of tracery in windows of Gothic architecture. -Whitney, 1911

Tracery of Rouen Cathedral

"Flamboyant Tracery, Rouen Cathedral, Normandy" showing the intersecting ribs of tracery in windows…

The window tracery from St. Margaret's Chapel, Herts from fourteenth century. The tracery is fitted with stained windows containing images from the bible or church history.

Gothic Architecture St. Margaret's Chapel Tracery

The window tracery from St. Margaret's Chapel, Herts from fourteenth century. The tracery is fitted…

A Gothic architectural window tracery commonly used during the fourteenth century. These windows were made out of stone, and usually had stained glasses.

Large Gothic Window Tracery

A Gothic architectural window tracery commonly used during the fourteenth century. These windows were…

A Gothic tracery window made of stone, and commonly found in Gothic architecture during the fourteenth century.

Small Gothic Window Tracery

A Gothic tracery window made of stone, and commonly found in Gothic architecture during the fourteenth…

Wall traceries from the transept of Meaux Cathedral.

Wall Traceries

Wall traceries from the transept of Meaux Cathedral.

A rose window from the Bishop's Palace at Southwark. Rose windows fitted with stained glass are common in Gothic architecture during the fourteenth century. The illustrated rose window with hexagonal tracery is unusual in Gothic architecture.

Gothic Architecture Rose Hexagonal Window

A rose window from the Bishop's Palace at Southwark. Rose windows fitted with stained glass are common…

Gothic architecture is a style of architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture. Its characteristic features include the pointed arch, the ribbed vault and the flying buttress.

Gothic Style Window

Gothic architecture is a style of architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period.…