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Flamboyant Gothic blind arcading and purely decorative tracery on the 16th-century transept of Senlis
Flamboyant Gothic blind arcading and purely decorative tracery on the 16th-century transept of Senlis

Flamboyant is the name given to a florid style of late Gothic architecture in vogue in France, Spain and Portugal during the 15th century. It evolved from the Rayonnant style and was marked by even greater attention to decoration then the latter. The name derives from the flame-like windings of its tracery and the dramatic lengthening of pediments and the tops of arches. Binomial name Delonix regia (Boj. ... Flamboyant is a single by Pet Shop Boys, released in 2004. ... Cathedral ground plan. ... Senlis is a town and commune located about 50 km north of central Paris, France in the Picardie région, in the Oise département. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... This article is about building architecture. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... From the French word meaning to radiate. ...


Some Examples of the Flamboyant Gothic Style

, Rouen (pronounced in French) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on the River Seine, and currently the capital of the Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) région. ... Collégiale St Vulfran Beffroi Abbeville is a city in the Picardie région, in the north of France. ... Senlis is the name or part of the name of several communes in France: Senlis, in the Oise département Senlis, in the Pas-de-Calais département Senlis-le-Sec, in the Somme département This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... Façade of Saint Annes Saint Annes church at night Rectangular elements St. ... Not to be confused with Vilnius city municipality. ...

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flamboyant style. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (207 words)
Although these free-flowing patterns in lines of double curvature originated in the English Decorated Gothic (early 14th cent.), the French adopted them as the basis of a lavish style quite different from the English original.
Flamboyant works exhibit pronounced freedom and exuberance, created by high, attenuated proportions, accumulated and elaborate traceries, and many crockets, pinnacles, and canopied niches.
It is believed that the style first appeared in the west facade of the cathedral at Rouen (1370); its culmination is in the Church of St. Maclou, Rouen (1437–50).
Delonix Regia - Flamboyant. (246 words)
Flamboyant or royal poinciana as it is called, blooms in dense clusters and burst into scarlet orange blossoms.
The tree of flamboyant is often more that 40 feet high with wide spreading branches from a domed top, sometimes even reaching the ground.
Flamboyant is hardy to 35° F., althought there are reports that it can survive temperatures down to 25° F. Royal poinciana can also be grown in a very large container and it can probably also be used for bonsai.
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