I suppose that this would be the same as comparing a traditional folk tune
to a piece by Mozart. One has a specific creator and one doesn't. Cathedrals
today have signature architects; Chartres did not.
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From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: Whose poem this is I think I know
> Tom Gray wrote:
>> If an architect designs a building with the help of a noted structural
>> engineer and a number of assistants, is it his work or the work of the
>> Usually the architect is given credit.
> Can anyone on this list explain how Chartres cathedral got designed? The
> planning of open spaces for the windows would have been an empty gesture
> without the glassmakers who could fill them in with stained glass which
> 'fit' the light which the plan of the building had to allow for. . . .