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Plotting Gothic$
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Stephen Murray

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226191805

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226191942.001.0001

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Picturing the Three Agents of Construction

Picturing the Three Agents of Construction

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(p.178) (p.179) 7 Picturing the Three Agents of Construction
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Plotting Gothic
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Stephen Murray

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226191942.003.0008

Here we introduce the two further dimensions of “plot:” as conspiracy and as storyline. Viollet-le-Duc’s frontispiece image in his Dictionnaire raisonné allows us to envisage the three human agents of cathedral construction. Our three witnesses then assume their roles as cathedral builders: Suger as churchman, Villard, while not himself a master mason represents the masonic profession and Gervase of Canterbury serves as our budget provider.

Keywords:   Viollet-le-Duc, Dictionnaire, human agents, conspiracy, storyline, churchman, master mason, budget provider

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