The Template-makers of the Paris Basin: Toichological Techniques for Identifying the Pioneers of the Gothic Movement with an Examination of Art-historical Methodology

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Boydell & Brewer, 1989 - Art - 246 pages
The 12th- and 13th-century early Gothic churches from the region around Paris which form the basis of this study were large-scale undertakings. Dr James draws on evidence which suggests that work proceeded in a series of projects, when funding, technical problems (for example, slow-setting mortar), and the work of other trades (such as roofing and centring) allowed. Within each project there were generally a number of separately organised phases, or `campaigns', and it is from close study of these campaigns that the author proceeds to an identification of the characteristics of the individual master masons, the template-makers.
 

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Contents

JUNCTIONS DEMONSTRATED
24
CONSTRUCTION STRATEGIES
39
SOFT MORTAR
63
MILLIMETERS MATTER
85
STATISTICS
95
DECISIONMAKING
130
THE DOSSIER METHOD
143
WHENCE DECISIONS
179
CONCLUSIONS
205
SCHEDULE OF CHURCHES
231
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Dr. John James is a world authority on medieval architecture, author of over sixty books and articles.

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