The Ark of God: Part A, Volumes 1 and 2: Foliate Capitals, 1170-1250 [Hardback]

John James (Author)

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ISBN: 9780959600582 | Published by: Boydell & Brewer Ltd | Year of Publication: 2002 | Language: English 1632p, 9000 b/w illus

The Ark of God: Part A, Volumes 1 and 2


The Creation of Gothic Architecture is a five-part illustrated thesaurus of the Early Gothic churches in the limestone region of northern France known as the Paris Basin. It focuses on the transformation from Romanesque to Gothic architecture during the years between 1120 and 1250 and, when complete, it will provide a comprehensive pictorial history of the 1,420 churches of the Paris Basin. Most of these churches, which represent a vital step in the evolution of westerm European architecture, are barely known outside the region and have been little recorded. The completed project will: provide a photographic description of all the more significant churches; analyse stylistic changes to foliate capitals and vault-erection techniques; establish a foundation for dating the construction phases of the churches; and, using this chronology, will identify the time and place for each of the creative ideas, inventions and innovations that produced the gothic style, follow their evolution from place to place and identify the major creators.

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