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THE GREAT FIELD
The Soul at Play in a Conscious Universe
Just published - available through Westgrinstead.com.au

The Great Field - John James"An investigation into the nature of the universe and its implication for the human soul"

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If you would like to read how Matter was Created out of the Great Field click here.

WINNER OF THE 2009 AWARD FOR
BEST SPIRITUAL BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE US.

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THE ARK OF GOD
by Paul Crossley in the Burlington Magazine

The Ark of God - John James This epic enterprise is modestly described by its author as ‘an illustrated thesaurus’. In reality these five massive volumes are opening salvoes in what will be the most comprehensive history ever written of Early and High Gothic churches in the limestone regions of northern France known as the Paris Basin.
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THE MASTER MASONS OF CHARTRES - John James

The Master Masons of Chartres - John James "When you examine the cathedral closely, you discover to your immense surprise that the design is not a well controlled and harmonious entity, but a mess. We tend to think of a great work of art like Chartres as having been thought through to the end before it was begun. But Chartres is not like this, not at all. Our vision has been conditioned by the homogenizing eye of the camera, but when we look carefully we see that there are few things at one end of the building that match those at the other.
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Notes to Transformation - John James
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These draft for volumes 6 and 7 of The Ark of God
have been published on the International Centre of Medieval Art website

Introduction to the carvers.
The SS Master (1097-1143)
Distinguishing the Rinceau Carvers
Master Jérôme (1120-1146)
The Gripple Master (1102-1138)
GrippleSon and the Crusader Recession (1148-1172)
Palmier, master and carver (1123-1164)
Construction timetables
The Duke Master and Saint-Martin-des-Champs (1101-1145)
Master Félix, the traveller (1107-1143)
Who made decisions in Gregoire’s team? (1138)
The Comet Master (1075-1110)
The Facet Master (1089-1123) and the history of St-Denis at Mogneville
Master Banniere (1075-1120) and Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville
Master Victoire, and sharing at Saint-Loup-de-Naud (1108-1143)
The Old Duke (1082-1108)
The jamb panels of the Bourges south porch (1128)
Rameau the Weaver (1103-1143)
Time to carve a capital
Laon cathedral choir gallery (1164) - Part 1
Laon cathedral - the Cog Masters (1160-1180)
Summary of chapters on Laon gallery
The Recognition- a rite of passage
Laon gallery - Cyprian and Hughes (1139-1170)
Laon gallery - Gamma and the Fabrice team (1145-1179)
Laon gallery - the Nazaire group (1139-1175)
Strapper the intricate (1135-1182)
Strap-X, the original (1086-1127)
The portal impost study (1125-1145)
Carving and erection of the Chartres Royal Portal (1138-1143)

 

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