creation of gothic architecture – possible carvers and modes

Here is an uncertain beginning for the hope that we should be able to identify some of the individuals who created Gothic. This is work in progress, often tentative and uncertain, in grouping similar concepts to see if we can extract an individual signature. It is presented publicly in spite of its many imperfections so you may see and assess progress today. I have used names so they are easier to remember, but each could represent a template as much as a man. Enjoy the beauty and skill in capitals that has held me captivated for almost fifty years. Your analysis will be crucial if we are to further develop this aspect of medieval studies …. To read more.


























































































































































































































Crandelain; Saint-Martin; COLLIG-C; east (c); 1120; ; Duke; 3
Bury; Saint-Lucien; BURY; n nave (a); 1100; 1105; Duke; 5
Bury; Saint-Lucien; BURY; n nave (a); 1100; 1105; Duke; 5
Bury; Saint-Lucien; BURY; n nave (a); 1100; 1105; Duke; 5
Bury; Saint-Lucien; BURY; n nave (a); 1100; 1105; Duke; 5
Bury; Saint-Lucien; BURY; n nave (a); 1100; 1105; Duke; 7
Ansacq; Saint-Lucien; ANSACQ; nave; 1100; 1107; Duke; 7
Ansacq; Saint-Lucien; ANSACQ; nave; 1100; 1107; Duke; 1
Ansacq; Saint-Lucien; ANSACQ; nave; 1100; 1107; Duke; 7
Ansacq; Saint-Lucien; ANSACQ; nave; 1100; 1107; Duke; 5
Ansacq; Saint-Lucien; ANSACQ; nave; 1100; 1107; Duke; 7
Bury; Saint-Lucien; BURY; s nave (a); 1100; 1108; Duke; 5
Louveciennes; Saint-Martin; LOUVECIE; crossing; 1100; 1109; Duke; 3
Louveciennes; Saint-Martin; LOUVECIE; crossing; 1100; 1109; Duke; 3
Angers; Saint-Aubin; ANGERS-A; s cloister; 1100; 1109; Duke; 2
Nouvion-le-Vineux; Saint-Martin; NOUVION; tower I; 1110; 1110; Duke; 2
Nouvion-le-Vineux; Saint-Martin; NOUVION; tower I; 1110; 1110; Duke; 7
Cambronne-lès-Clermont; Saint-Étienne; CAMBRONN; south (a-); 1110; 1111; Duke; 7
Cambronne-lès-Clermont; Saint-Étienne; CAMBRONN; south (a-); 1110; 1111; Duke; 2
Fitz-James; Saints-Pierre-et-Paul; FITZ-J; crossing; 1110; 1111; Duke; 2
Nointel; Saint-Vaast; NOINTEL; west door; 1110; 1112; Duke; 6
Nointel; Saint-Vaast; NOINTEL; west door; 1110; 1112; Duke; 6
Nointel; Saint-Vaast; NOINTEL; west door; 1110; 1112; Duke; 6
Ennery; Saint-Aubin; ENNERY; tower II; 1110; 1112; Duke; 3
Ennery; Saint-Aubin; ENNERY; tower II; 1110; 1112; Duke; 3
Ennery; Saint-Aubin; ENNERY; tower II; 1110; 1112; Duke; 2
Nouvion-le-Vineux; Saint-Martin; NOUVION; tower II (a); 1110; 1112; Duke; 2
Santeuil; Saints-Pierre-et-Paul; SANTEU-P; east (c); 1110; 1113; Duke; 2
Crandelain; Saint-Martin; COLLIG-C; tower I; 1110; 1113; Duke; 3
Foulangues; Saint-Denis; FOULANGU; w crossing; 1110; 1114; Duke; 2
Auvers-sur-Oise; Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption; AUVERS-O; east (a); 1110; 1114; Duke; 2
Saint-Leu-d'Esserent; Saint-Nicolas; S-LEU-E; narthex (g); 1110; 1115; Duke; 3
Saint-Leu-d'Esserent; Saint-Nicolas; S-LEU-E; narthex (g); 1110; 1115; Duke; 6
Saint-Leu-d'Esserent; Saint-Nicolas; S-LEU-E; narthex (g); 1110; 1115; Duke; 6
Étavigny; Saint-Jean-Baptiste; ETAVIGNY; nave, W-w; 1110; 1115; Duke; 2
Bruyères-sur-Oise; Saint-Vivien; BRUYER-O; tower II; 1110; 1118; Duke; 6
Bruyères-sur-Oise; Saint-Vivien; BRUYER-O; tower II; 1110; 1118; Duke; 6
Maule; Saint-Nicolas; MAULE; apse (aw); 1110; 1119; Duke; 2
Pontoise; Saint-Maclou; PONTOISE; chapels; 1120; 1120; Duke; 3
Warluis; Saint-Lucien; WARLUIS; tower I; 1120; 1120; Duke; 2
Unidentified (Nasher Museum); Unidentified Church; UNIDEN-A; Unknown location; 1120; 1122; Duke; 7
Unidentified (Nasher Museum); Unidentified Church; UNIDEN-A; Unknown location; 1120; 1122; Duke; 7
Unidentified (Nasher Museum); Unidentified Church; UNIDEN-A; Unknown location; 1120; 1122; Duke; 2
Unidentified (Nasher Museum); Unidentified Church; UNIDEN-A; Unknown location; 1120; 1122; Duke; 1
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; pier base D (d); 1120; 1123; Duke; 2
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; pier base D (d); 1120; 1123; Duke; 2
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; pier base D (d); 1120; 1123; Duke; 1
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; pier base D (d); 1120; 1123; Duke; 2
Creil; Saint-Evremonde; CREIL-E; east; 1120; 1124; Duke; 2
Creil; Saint-Evremonde; CREIL-E; east; 1120; 1124; Duke; 7
Senlis; Saint-Maurice; SENLIS-M; castle chapel; 1120; 1124; Duke; 1
Trucy; La Trinité; TRUCY; crossing, apse; 1120; 1125; Duke; 3
Trucy; La Trinité; TRUCY; crossing, apse; 1120; 1125; Duke; 7
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; crossing; 1120; 1125; Duke; 2
Crouy-en-Thelle; Saint-Jean-Baptiste; CROUY-T; apse; 1120; 1127; Duke; 3
Paris; Sainte-Geneviève; PARIS-GV; Cluny museum; 1120; 1128; Duke; 2
Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville; Saint-Georges; S-MTN-BV; apse (t); 1120; 1128; Duke; 3
Bruyères-et-Montbérault; La Visitation; BRUYER-M; choir (a); 1120; 1129; Duke; 2
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; choir (a) I; 1130; 1130; Duke; 2
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; choir (a) II; 1130; 1131; Duke; 3
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; choir (a) II; 1130; 1131; Duke; 2
Boissy-Fresnoy; Saint-Étienne; BSSY-F-E; crossing; 1130; 1134; Duke; 2
Boissy-Fresnoy; Saint-Étienne; BSSY-F-E; crossing; 1130; 1134; Duke; 7
Boissy-Fresnoy; Saint-Étienne; BSSY-F-E; crossing; 1130; 1134; Duke; 7
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; choir (c); 1130; 1135; Duke; 2
Acy-en-Multien; Saints-Pierre-et-Paul; ACY-M; crossing w1; 1130; 1135; Duke; 3
Trucy; La Trinité; TRUCY; nave, portal; 1130; 1135; Duke; 3
Bougival; Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption; BOUGIVAL; crossing; 1130; 1136; Duke; 3
Betz; Saint-Germain; BETZ; apse; 1130; 1136; Duke; 7
Betz; Saint-Germain; BETZ; apse; 1130; 1136; Duke; 2
Ully-Saint-Georges; Saint-Georges; ULLY-G; east n1; 1130; 1137; Duke; 3
Ully-Saint-Georges; Saint-Georges; ULLY-G; east n1; 1130; 1137; Duke; 7
Ully-Saint-Georges; Saint-Georges; ULLY-G; east n1; 1130; 1137; Duke; 7
Sens; Cathedral of Saint-Étienne; SENS; choir walls (a); 1130; 1137; Duke; 7
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; choir (u); 1140; 1140; Duke; 1
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; choir walls (a); 1140; 1141; Duke; 1
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; choir walls (a); 1140; 1141; Duke; 2
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; choir walls (a); 1140; 1141; Duke; 7
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; choir walls (a); 1140; 1141; Duke; 7
Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Près; PARIS-GP; ambulatory (a); 1140; 1142; Duke; 7
Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Près; PARIS-GP; ambulatory (a); 1140; 1142; Duke; 7
Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Près; PARIS-GP; ambulatory (a); 1140; 1142; Duke; 2
Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Près; PARIS-GP; ambulatory (a); 1140; 1142; Duke; 7
Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Près; PARIS-GP; ambulatory (a); 1140; 1142; Duke; 7
Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Près; PARIS-GP; ambulatory (a); 1140; 1142; Duke; 2
Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Près; PARIS-GP; ambulatory (a); 1140; 1142; Duke; 7
Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Près; PARIS-GP; ambulatory (a); 1140; 1142; Duke; 7
Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Près; PARIS-GP; ambulatory (a); 1140; 1142; Duke; 7
Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Près; PARIS-GP; ambulatory (a); 1140; 1142; Duke; 7
May-en-Multien; Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption; MAY-M; apse n1-2; 1140; 1143; Duke; 7
May-en-Multien; Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption; MAY-M; apse n1-2; 1140; 1143; Duke; 7
May-en-Multien; Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption; MAY-M; apse n1-2; 1140; 1143; Duke; 2
Montmille; Saint-Lucien; MONTMILL; crypt; 1140; 1144; Duke; 2
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; nave piers; 1140; 1145; Duke; 7
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; nave piers; 1140; 1145; Duke; 3
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; nave piers; 1140; 1145; Duke; 7
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; nave piers; 1140; 1145; Duke; 3
Paris; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; PARIS; choir (a) walls; 1140; 1146; Duke; 2
Paris; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; PARIS; choir (a) walls; 1140; 1146; Duke; 7
Loches; Saint-Ours; LOCHES; porch; 1140; 1148; Duke; 7
Loches; Saint-Ours; LOCHES; porch; 1140; 1148; Duke; 2
Loches; Saint-Ours; LOCHES; porch; 1140; 1148; Duke; 2
Loches; Saint-Ours; LOCHES; porch; 1140; 1148; Duke; 7
Ivors; Saint-Étienne; IVORS; apse; 1160; 1161; Duke; 2
Ivors; Saint-Étienne; IVORS; apse; 1160; 1161; Duke; 7
Santeuil; Saints-Pierre-et-Paul; SANTEU-P; west (t); 1160; 1162; Duke; 2
Santeuil; Saints-Pierre-et-Paul; SANTEU-P; west (t); 1160; 1162; Duke; 7
Santeuil; Saints-Pierre-et-Paul; SANTEU-P; west (t); 1160; 1162; Duke; 7