Courcelles-sur-Viosne
(Val-d'Oise, France)
Notre-Dame
Surveyed: 1980-83, 2015
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.
South tower to earlier apse and nave, designed for rib vaults, stairs; the apsidal chapel removed later.
West wall of chapels thickened by one shaft for a wider arch, and on the north with window so that one capital covered
Tower
The W1 arch between east and west built.
The east 3 bays with an experiment in curved corners to imposts; vaulting ribs typical Parisian profiles
South nave arcade


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