Available Books

The Great Field by John James

- Souls at Play in a
Conscious Universe

Illusions of Paradise

Illusions of Paradise
- A family's experiences of Bali in 1971

Notes to Transformation - John James

Notes to Transformation
- A guide for the inner journey to the Self

Master Masons of Chartres - John James

The Master Masons of Chartres
- Chartres is one of the most impressive and exciting buildings from the Middle Ages

The Template-Makers of the Paris Basin - John James

The Templatemakers
of the Paris Basin

- Toichological techniques for identifying the pioneers of the Gothic movement

The Contractors of Chartres - John James

The Contractors of

- The basic analysis of the cathedral, how it was built

Arj of God - John James

The Ark of God
- Comprehensive pictorial history of Early Gothic churches in the Paris Basin

In Search of the Unknown in Medieval Architecture

In Search of the Unknown in Medieval Architecture



In Search of the Unknown in Medieval Architecture by John James

In Search of the Unknown in Medieval Architecture


John James, PhD


Pindar Press, London, Nov 2007


1 904597 36 X 


Cloth Bound, 240mm x 170mm
686 pages  280 illustrations


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John James has devised coherent techniques for analysing the detailed construction history of existing stone structures. This he has called toichology. To further his research he made a three-year survey of all the Early Gothic churches in the Paris region, visiting some 3,500 buildings.

His most important discovery has been that all churches of this period were constructed in many short campaigns by mobile building teams, and that major innovation was more likely to occur in the smaller buildings than in the larger.

This volume includes 42 of the author‘s studies on the development of Gothic architecture in France and England, often reprinted from hard-to-find journals.  

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