Part A, Vols 1 and 2 Foliate capitals 1170 to 1250.
Over 9,000 photos of the capitals with an analysis. The capitals of this period are more natural in style than those that went before, and follow Viollet-le-Duc's observation that the mode of carving gradually evolved from spring to summer. This is confirmed in those buildings for which we have documentary dates, which may then be used to establish a chronology for other works from these times.
Part B, Vol 3 Archaic capitals in the Paris Basin before 1130
This exiting and unique collection will be available in March 2006.
This is the only time most of these archaic capitals have ever been published. Includes many photographs of the buildings themselvs.
It also offers a COMPREHENSIVE CHRONOLOGY for the pre-1130s.
Part B, Vols 4, 5 and 6 Formal capitals 1130 to 1180.
Over 13,000 photos of nearly all the capitals carved during these years. They are formal-abstract in style. The analysis of the foliate carving in vol. 6 will include the great carvedportals, and through the identification of individual carvers will estabish a way to date the more important buildings.
Part C, Volume 7 The evolution of the rib vault in Europe.
In over 550 building campaigns throughout Europe rib vaulting was developed and construction techniques evolved that culminated in the great vaulted spaces of medieval times.
Part D, Volume 8 The inventions that created Gothic.
The documents, foliate styles and techniques in vaulting compiled in the earlier volumes show when and where most of the key inventions appeared, how they evolved and changed, and the manner in which they were integrated into the new style. Includes and economic analysis of the building industry.
Part E, Volumes 9 and 10 Corpus of early Gothic churches.
Includes the plans, capitals, profiles and elements not in earlier volumes, with the construction sequences of all the 650 more significant buildings in the Paris basin, with drawings, locations and maps.