creation of gothic architecture - ark of god

I hope that we may be able to identify some of the individuals who created Gothic. This is work in progress, often tentative and uncertain, where I have grouped 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 my progress. I have used names so they are easier to remember, but could represent a template as much as a man. Enjoy the beauty and skill in these carvings that has held me captivated for almost fifty years. Please share your analysis to further develop this aspect of medieval studies …. To read more

Arcy-Sainte-Restitue (Aisne)


Building Data

  • Type: Parish Church
  • Affiliation: Augustinian
  • Original Diocese:
  • Region: Picardie
  • Department: Aisne
  • Coords: 49.252, 3.4639
  • Surveyed: 1980-83, 2015


Virtual Tour

Phase 2 - 1120s [1125]- east 2

east E2 bay left remains on wall with chevron arcade and capitals; first bay on north with massive ribs and dado in many campaigns to set out and built over next two decades.

Phase 3 - 1160s - n nave (a)

nave aisle on the north 3-4, dado arcade in the first bay, one vault in second bay

Phase 4 - 1160s [1165]- s nave (a)

Nave aisle south 2-3

Rationale for dating :

Strapper for mid-60s.

Phase 5 - 1170s [1172]- s nave (g)

Nave gallery south 2-3, now filled in as unstable

Rationale for dating :

The Transition "The Ark" I:10. Strapper mode by Leonard.