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.






















































































































Nouvion-le-Vineux; Saint-Martin; NOUVION; tower II (a); 1110; 1112; Gamma; 2
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; choir (a) I; 1130; 1130; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; north A-B, WN-s(a-); 1130; 1134; Gamma; 2
Le Mans; Cathedral of Saint-Julien; MANS; nave piers 1-4; 1130; 1134; Gamma; 2
Le Mans; Cathedral of Saint-Julien; MANS; nave piers 1-4; 1130; 1134; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; north (a); 1130; 1136; Gamma; 2
La Ferté-Alais; Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption; FERTE-A; east, south (a); 1130; 1137; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; north D, WN(a+); 1130; 1137; Gamma; 2
Le Mans; Cathedral of Saint-Julien; MANS; nave piers 5-; 1130; 1139; Gamma; 2
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; choir (u); 1140; 1140; Gamma; 2
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; choir (u); 1140; 1140; Gamma; 2
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; choir (u); 1140; 1140; Gamma; 2
Cunault; Notre-Dame; CUNAULT; nave; 1140; 1140; Gamma; 2
Rully; Notre-Dame; RULLY; nave; 1140; 1141; Gamma; 2
Cambronne-lès-Clermont; Saint-Étienne; CAMBRONN; n nave (a); 1140; 1142; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal I, col-4; 1140; 1142; Gamma; 2
Blois; Saint-Laumer; BLOIS; choir (a); 1140; 1143; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; south L; 1140; 1144; Gamma; 2
Cernay-lès-Reims; Saint-Martin; CERNAY-R; nave piers; 1150; 1152; Gamma; 2
Saint-Germer-de-Fly; Saint-Germer; S-GERMER; east, nave (av); 1150; 1152; Gamma; 2
Saint-Germer-de-Fly; Saint-Germer; S-GERMER; east, nave (av); 1150; 1152; Gamma; 2
Saint-Germer-de-Fly; Saint-Germer; S-GERMER; east, nave (av); 1150; 1152; Gamma; 2
Saint-Germer-de-Fly; Saint-Germer; S-GERMER; east, nave (av); 1150; 1152; Gamma; 2
Saint-Germer-de-Fly; Saint-Germer; S-GERMER; east, nave (av); 1150; 1152; Gamma; 2
May-en-Multien; Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption; MAY-M; nave 1 (c); 1150; 1153; Gamma; 2
May-en-Multien; Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption; MAY-M; nave 1 (c); 1150; 1153; Gamma; 2
Épieds; Saint-Médard; EPIEDS; east; 1150; 1154; Gamma; 0
Épieds; Saint-Médard; EPIEDS; east; 1150; 1154; Gamma; 0
Épieds; Saint-Médard; EPIEDS; east; 1150; 1154; Gamma; 0
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; octagon; 1150; 1156; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; octagon; 1150; 1156; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; octagon; 1150; 1156; Gamma; 2
Sens; Cathedral of Saint-Étienne; SENS; nave (a) 1-6; 1150; 1158; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; complete spire; 1150; 1158; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; complete spire; 1150; 1158; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; complete spire; 1150; 1158; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; complete spire; 1150; 1158; Gamma; 2
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; complete spire; 1150; 1158; Gamma; 2
Chars; Saint-Sulpice; CHARS; nave (c); 1160; 1160; Gamma; 2
Cambronne-lès-Clermont; Saint-Étienne; CAMBRONN; s nave (a); 1160; 1161; Gamma; 2
Cambronne-lès-Clermont; Saint-Étienne; CAMBRONN; s nave (a); 1160; 1161; Gamma; 2
Laon; Notre-Dame; LAON; choir (g); 1160; 1161; Gamma; 2
Cambronne-lès-Clermont; Saint-Étienne; CAMBRONN; nave (c); 1160; 1162; Gamma; 2
Cambronne-lès-Clermont; Saint-Étienne; CAMBRONN; nave (c); 1160; 1162; Gamma; 2
Paris; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; PARIS; choir walls II; 1160; 1162; Gamma; 2
Saint-Germer-de-Fly; Saint-Germer; S-GERMER; choir (c); 1160; 1162; Gamma; 2
Laigneville; Saint-Remi; LAIGNV-R; east; 1160; 1167; Gamma; 2
Isse; Saint-Martin; ISSE; east (a); 1160; 1167; Gamma; 2
Lhuys; Saints-Médard-et-Gildard; LHUYS; east (c); 1160; 1168; Gamma; 0
Lhuys; Saints-Médard-et-Gildard; LHUYS; east (c); 1160; 1168; Gamma; 0
Loupeigne; Saints-Rufin-et-Valère; LOUPEIGN; east; 1170; 1170; Gamma; 2
Santo Domingo de Silos; Cloister; S-D-SILO; upper cloister; 1170; 1170; Gamma; 2
Santo Domingo de Silos; Cloister; S-D-SILO; upper cloister; 1170; 1170; Gamma; 2
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; nave (g); 1170; 1173; Gamma; 2
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; choir (g+); 1170; 1177; Gamma; 2
Laon; Notre-Dame; LAON; south (c); 1180; 1180; Gamma; 2
Saint-Germer-de-Fly; Saint-Germer; S-GERMER; nave n8-9(a); 1180; 1182; Gamma; 2
Laon; Notre-Dame; LAON; nave (t,c); 1180; 1182; Gamma; 2