The Creation of Gothic Architecture

    The Creation of Gothic Architecture

    An Illustrated Thesaurus: The Ark of God. Vol 4-5

    John James

    West Grinstead 2008

    Hardback 1778pp Illustrated

    9780975742525   Product Code: 21224

    Focused on Gothic buildings within the Paris Basin, but with occasional excursions, The Creation of Gothic Architecture aims to provide an overall chronology through the study of every available example of the various architectural elements, primarily using photographs, with commentaries, and supported by documents where they exist.

    Studying the evolution of foliate capitals, Volumes 4 and 5 survey formal capitals of 1130-1170: the work of carvers who 'stepped into a world of creativity for which there was no historic precedent'. No jacket.

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