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Sacred Geometry

47 46 treFoiLS and quatreFoiLS the art of framing the light Everything is made of light, all matter is, and without matter there would be no sound. Atoms and planets arrange themselves in geometrical patterns. How profound then is a window, which allows the passage of light into an otherwise dark space. The designs of church windows follow many rules, forms and traditions, and some clues are given on these pages. The easiest to draw are the three quatrefoils bottom row of this page. The south window of Lincoln cathedral with its striking double vesica is shown opposite, and below it three famous and very early west windows, from Chartres, Evreux and Rheims cathedrals. A good balance is kept between line and curve. Chartres Evreux Rheims Lincoln
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