Chalmaison
(Seine-et-Marne, France)
Saint-ìČtienne
Surveyed: 1977, 1980-83, 2014
This is an experimental section where John James is attempting to identify the carvers though the use of common templates and/or a recognisable manners of carving. Such a large-scale analysis of all the capitals in these buildings has not been attempted before. As an ongoing enterprise that is still in its infancy, we seek your input. John believes this has the potential to increase our understanding of how they worked and to provide a more solid basis for dating than we have had.
Lower walls of north and east to sill levels, designed for a transept with opening for an aisle on the west and may have included a little in the foundations of the south side; stairs may have been part of earlier building and nave destroyed by fire.
North arm and apse continued to the window heads, and vaults
Apse capitals and start of vaults as south bays added for an aisle with a chapel with big buttresses meant for flyers.
Oculi around apse, and high vaults in choir and crossing completed.


© Copyright 2016 fabricae.org