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

Bransles (Seine-et-Marne)


Building Data

  • Type: Priory Church
  • Affiliation: Benedictine
  • Original Diocese:
  • Region: Ile-de-France
  • Department: Seine-et-Marne
  • Coords: 48.152, 2.8352
  • Surveyed: 1992-98, 2015


Virtual Tour

Phase 2 - 1150s [1150]- east

east with matching pilaster on west of piers and shafts on other faces.

Rationale for dating :

analysis in "The Ark" 4:157