What Are Church Windows
Church windows are windows within cathedrals, basilicas and other church edifices. They have been a central element in church architecture since Early Christianity.
About Stained Glass Windows
Stained-glass windows were an important feature of churches built in the Gothic style. The term stained glass can refer to colored glass as a material or to works created from it. Throughout its thousands of history, the term has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches and other significant religious buildings. The purpose of stained glass windows in a church was to both enhance the beauty of their setting and to inform the viewer through narrative or symbolism.
Church windows are meant to be beautiful as well as functional.
The great churches and cathedrals of Europe have left a vast body of architectural elements that are used to this day. Although the interior of modern churches have changed with the improved building techniques, architects continue to bring inspiration from the great churches of the past, particularly when it comes to windows. Perhaps the most significant architectural features in classic churches, windows were of deep symbolic interest, as well as being functional and beautiful.
The types for the church windows
Clerestory windows are a type of window popularized in churches and cathedral during the Romanesque period. A clerestory window is a large window or series of small windows along the top of a structure's wall, usually at or near the roof line. Their sole function is to provide light. Clerestory windows fell out of popularity in the early 20th century but later were revived and now commonly seen in church architecture, as well as secular buildings.
Lancet windows are common in religious architecture.Lancet windows are tall, narrow windows capped by a sharply pointed arch. They are named for their spearhead-like shape. Common in Gothic architecture, lancet windows were sometimes made with stained glass. Today, lancet windows are sometimes employed in church architecture because of their historic and religious significance.
Rose windows often depict Biblical stories in their glasswork. Rose windows are among the most recognizable church windows. Originating from Roman sacred architecture, rose windows reinterpret the "oculus" .They are often highly decorative with ornate stained glass work and elaborate tracery. Rose windows are often the centerpiece of a church.
Cinquefoil windows are ornamental structures consisting of five arches arranged in a circular pattern to resemble stylized five-petaled flowers. They are typically made with clear glass, sometimes plain colored glass is used. Their purpose is to provide light to the aisles, which are out of the range of clerestory window light.
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