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The contractors of Chartres

Author: John James
Publisher: Wyong, Australia : Mandorla ; London : Croom Helm, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The cathedral of Chartres was not designed by architects but by large mobile teams of masons who moved around the countryside from job to job working for as long as the money lasted. This text, in  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
James, John, 1931-
Contractors of Chartres.
Wyong, Australia : Mandorla ; London : Croom Helm, 1981
(OCoLC)572604544
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John James
ISBN: 0959600531 9780959600537 095960054X 9780959600544 0959600515 9780959600513
OCLC Number: 8158625
Notes: "Chapters I-V were first published in French 1977, chapters VI-XII in 1979, and chapters XIII-XXII in 1981 ... Chapters I-V were first published in English 1978 ..."
Index in v. 2.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Volume 1: the contractors - glossary of terms; beneath the aisle roofs; were the porches added?; inside the transept stairs; teams and methods; the footing outside; the footing inside; the first plan; alterations in the apse - isometrics A to G; the eastern stairs; valuating the aisles; the triforium - isometrics H to Q. Volume 2: the tower rooms in the south and east; towers - apsidal and southern; delays in the north; carving the porches; the northen triforium - isometrics R to Z; the clerestory; the high vaults; the transept & their roses - isometrics a to g; capping the incomplete; the contractors.
Other Titles: Chartres, les constructeurs
Responsibility: John James.
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