Europe's 100 Best Cathedrals (Hardback)
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Europe's 100 Best Cathedrals (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 04/11/2021
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From the elegance of Chartres to the majesty of York, the author of England's Cathedrals turns his attention to the jewels of European architecture in this lavishly illustrated and beautifully presented volume.

Europe's cathedrals are magnificent. They outstrip palaces and castles. They are the most sensational group of structures anywhere in the world - which everyone should 'see before they die'. They are also hugely popular, most of them absolutely packed. They are humankind's greatest creations.

In Europe's 100 Best Cathedrals, Simon Jenkins has travelled the continent - from Chartres to York, Cologne to Florence, Toledo to Moscow and Stockholm to Seville - to illuminate old favourites and highlight new discoveries. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of Europe's history tells the stories behind these wonders, showing the cathedral's central role in the European imagination. Readers will be inspired to make their own pilgrimage to all one hundred of them.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241452639
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 1303 g
Dimensions: 253 x 196 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'[A] feast of a book about the great cathedrals of Europe... His lively reactions make you long to visit or revisit these places... illuminating' - Ysenda Maxtone Graham, The Times

'Expertly written... a lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced coffee-table sort of book... Jenkins's expertise and lively style shine forth... as much a to-do list as a keepsake' - Greg Garrett, Spectator

'The architectural and artistic detail is rich, but intelligible to the non-specialist reader... At a time when European travel remains frustrating, the book occasionally makes salivating reading... this is a useful addition to the bookshelves of anyone who cares about architecture, and prompts one to reach for one's passport as swiftly as possible' - Simon Heffer, The Daily Telegraph

'This attractive book will inspire you to do more cathedral-crawling' - Christopher Howse, Telegraph

'Simon Jenkins has provided a feast for both eyes and mind in this sumptuously illustrated guide to Europe's greatest cathedrals' - John Barton, author of A History of the Bible

'As ever, Simon Jenkins is here the best sort of guide to some of Europe's greatest buildings and their settings: well-informed, elegantly opinionated and passionate' - Diarmaid MacCulloch, author of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

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