Masons and brick masons in religious architecture in Transylvania (sources regarding master builders 13en – 16en centuries)
Autor: Ionuţ Codrea
Our information about constructors is poor, so researching the sources is a very important matter.
Comparing the sources, from the Transylvanian and the Occidentals, the last are more richer, but the connections between the documentary, iconographic and archaeological sources, helps to establish a real image about social relationships, constructor’s circulation, and especially their way of work.
The written sources, the most important, referring the masons, are in equal scattered all along the 13-14 century. The sources are poor and less important, beside the statistic matter.
For having a full image these sources must be associated with the iconographic and the archaeological research. These help us to understand their techniques, the instruments and the way of used.