behind the scenes
The series of walls at Edfu are detached linings. The outer linings enhance the enclosed inner spaces by making them seem protected and mysterious. They resemble the layers of fortifications in medieval castles, or the spatial nest in which Bernini contained his little Pantheon, S. Maria dell' Assunzione at Arricia.
The same tensions occur between the hovering layers of the enclosing sanctuary screens and the outer walls of the cathedral at Albi and other cathedrals in Catalonia and the Languedoc.
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