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.






























































































































































































































































































Urcel; Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption; URCEL; porch; 1100; 1104; Gregoire; 2
Urcel; Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption; URCEL; porch; 1100; 1104; Gregoire; 7
Angers; Saint-Aubin; ANGERS-A; chpt hse arch; 1100; 1109; Gregoire; 6
Angers; Saint-Aubin; ANGERS-A; chpt hse arch; 1100; 1109; Gregoire; 3
Angers; Saint-Aubin; ANGERS-A; chpt hse arch; 1100; 1109; Gregoire; 6
Angers; Saint-Aubin; ANGERS-A; chpt hse arch; 1100; 1109; Gregoire; 6
Angers; Saint-Aubin; ANGERS-A; s cloister; 1100; 1109; Gregoire; 4
Angers; Saint-Aubin; ANGERS-A; s cloister; 1100; 1109; Gregoire; 2
Étampes; Notre-Dame-du-Fort; ETMPES-N; nave (a); 1110; 1115; Gregoire; 3
Étampes; Notre-Dame-du-Fort; ETMPES-N; nave (a); 1110; 1115; Gregoire; 2
Étampes; Notre-Dame-du-Fort; ETMPES-N; nave (a); 1110; 1115; Gregoire; 1
Étampes; Notre-Dame-du-Fort; ETMPES-N; nave (a); 1110; 1115; Gregoire; 2
Monchy-Saint-Eloi; Saint-Eloi; MONCHY-E; tower base, s chapel; 1110; 1118; Gregoire; 4
Beauvais; Saint-Étienne; BEAUV-E; n portal; 1120; 1122; Gregoire; 4
Beauvais; Saint-Étienne; BEAUV-E; n portal; 1120; 1122; Gregoire; 7
Beauvais; Saint-Étienne; BEAUV-E; n portal; 1120; 1122; Gregoire; 4
Beauvais; Saint-Étienne; BEAUV-E; n portal; 1120; 1122; Gregoire; 7
Beauvais; Saint-Étienne; BEAUV-E; n portal; 1120; 1122; Gregoire; 7
Sacra di San Michele; San Michele; SACRA; portal jambs; 1120; 1124; Gregoire; 6
Sacra di San Michele; San Michele; SACRA; portal jambs; 1120; 1124; Gregoire; 6
Sacra di San Michele; San Michele; SACRA; portal jambs; 1120; 1124; Gregoire; 6
Sacra di San Michele; San Michele; SACRA; portal jambs; 1120; 1124; Gregoire; 6
Modena; Santa Maria; MODENA; south door; 1120; 1125; Gregoire; 6
Modena; Santa Maria; MODENA; south door; 1120; 1125; Gregoire; 4
Modena; Santa Maria; MODENA; south door; 1120; 1125; Gregoire; 7
Modena; Santa Maria; MODENA; south door; 1120; 1125; Gregoire; 6
Nonantola; San Silvestro; NONANTLA; Portal; 1120; 1125; Gregoire; 4
Nonantola; San Silvestro; NONANTLA; Portal; 1120; 1125; Gregoire; 3
Nonantola; San Silvestro; NONANTLA; Portal; 1120; 1125; Gregoire; 4
Bitonto; San Valentino; BITONTO; west portal; 1120; 1126; Gregoire; 7
Bitonto; San Valentino; BITONTO; west portal; 1120; 1126; Gregoire; 6
Bitonto; San Valentino; BITONTO; west portal; 1120; 1126; Gregoire; 2
Aix-en-Provence; La Madeleine; AIX-P; cloister; 1120; 1126; Gregoire; 4
Aix-en-Provence; La Madeleine; AIX-P; cloister; 1120; 1126; Gregoire; 7
Aix-en-Provence; La Madeleine; AIX-P; cloister; 1120; 1126; Gregoire; 7
Aguilar de Campoo; Santa María la Real; AGUILAR; cloister; 1120; 1126; Gregoire; 4
Aguilar de Campoo; Santa María la Real; AGUILAR; cloister; 1120; 1126; Gregoire; 2
Toulouse; La Daurade; TOULOU-D; cloister; 1120; 1127; Gregoire; 4
Toulouse; La Daurade; TOULOU-D; cloister; 1120; 1127; Gregoire; 2
Toulouse; La Daurade; TOULOU-D; cloister; 1120; 1127; Gregoire; 4
Toulouse; La Daurade; TOULOU-D; cloister; 1120; 1127; Gregoire; 4
Toulouse; La Daurade; TOULOU-D; cloister; 1120; 1127; Gregoire; 4
Toulouse; La Daurade; TOULOU-D; cloister; 1120; 1127; Gregoire; 2
Toulouse; La Daurade; TOULOU-D; cloister; 1120; 1127; Gregoire; 2
Toulouse; La Daurade; TOULOU-D; cloister; 1120; 1127; Gregoire; 2
Bourges; Cathedral of Saint-Etienne; BOURGES; south portal; 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 1
Bourges; Cathedral of Saint-Etienne; BOURGES; south portal; 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 4
Bourges; Cathedral of Saint-Etienne; BOURGES; south portal; 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 6
Bourges; Cathedral of Saint-Etienne; BOURGES; south portal; 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 6
Bourges; Cathedral of Saint-Etienne; BOURGES; south portal; 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 6
Bourges; Cathedral of Saint-Etienne; BOURGES; south portal; 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 6
Bourges; Cathedral of Saint-Etienne; BOURGES; south portal; 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 6
Bourges; Cathedral of Saint-Etienne; BOURGES; south portal; 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 7
Bourges; Cathedral of Saint-Etienne; BOURGES; south portal; 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 7
Langres; Cathedral of Saint-Mammès; LANGRES; nave (g); 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 2
Langres; Cathedral of Saint-Mammès; LANGRES; nave (g); 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 7
Langres; Cathedral of Saint-Mammès; LANGRES; nave (g); 1120; 1128; Gregoire; 7
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 1
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 3
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 3
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 7
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 6
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 6
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 4
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 4
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 2
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 5
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 3
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 5
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 1; 1120; 1129; Gregoire; 5
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 2; 1130; 1130; Gregoire; 7
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 2; 1130; 1130; Gregoire; 4
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; choir (a) I; 1130; 1130; Gregoire; 4
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; choir (a) I; 1130; 1130; Gregoire; 1
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; choir (a) I; 1130; 1130; Gregoire; 4
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; choir (a) I; 1130; 1130; Gregoire; 4
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; choir (a) I; 1130; 1130; Gregoire; 2
Paris; Saint-Martin-des-Champs; PARIS-MC; choir (a) I; 1130; 1130; Gregoire; 2
Saint-Denis-en-France; Saint-Denis; S-DEN-FR; w portal 4; 1130; 1131; Gregoire; 3
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 3
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 2
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 6
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 6
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 6
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 6
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 6
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 3
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 3
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 1
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 6
Angers; Cathedral of Saint-Maurice; ANGERS; west portal drip; 1130; 1135; Gregoire; 6
Bruyères-et-Montbérault; La Visitation; BRUYER-M; east (c+); 1130; 1136; Gregoire; 5
Bruyères-et-Montbérault; La Visitation; BRUYER-M; east (c+); 1130; 1136; Gregoire; 5
Saintes; Abbaye-aux-Dames; SAINTESD; west portal; 1130; 1138; Gregoire; 5
Saintes; Abbaye-aux-Dames; SAINTESD; west portal; 1130; 1138; Gregoire; 5
Saintes; Abbaye-aux-Dames; SAINTESD; west portal; 1130; 1138; Gregoire; 5
Saintes; Abbaye-aux-Dames; SAINTESD; west portal; 1130; 1138; Gregoire; 5
Saintes; Abbaye-aux-Dames; SAINTESD; west portal; 1130; 1138; Gregoire; 5
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 5
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 5
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 5
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 3
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 3
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 5
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 5
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 5
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 7
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 7
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 5
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 3
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 3
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 3
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 3
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 3
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Chartres; Cathedral of Notre-Dame; CHARTRES; portal F, col-1; 1130; 1139; Gregoire; 6
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; W-s, porch; 1140; 1142; Gregoire; 2
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; W-s, porch; 1140; 1142; Gregoire; 7
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; W-s, porch; 1140; 1142; Gregoire; 1
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; W-s, porch; 1140; 1142; Gregoire; 5
Châlons-en-Champagne; Notre-Dame-en-Vaux; CHALON-V; W-s, porch; 1140; 1142; Gregoire; 5