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How to Build a Cathedral (Hardback)
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How to Build a Cathedral (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 08/11/2012
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Gothic cathedrals are monuments to God, witnesses to the historic power of the Church, and symbols of the faith of the thousands of believers who contributed to their creation. They are also astonishing feats of construction and engineering, from a period before steel-making, machine tools and computer simulation; breathtaking in their scale and grandeur even hundreds of years after the religious impulse that produced them has largely faded away. How to Build a Cathedral is a visual exploration of the building of these masterpieces, from the initial groundplan to the topping out of the spire. Illustrated throughout with beautiful engravings, it looks at each element of the structure in turn, explaining the process of construction and the methods that were used. At intervals though the book, special gatefold pages offer a detailed snapshot of the evolution of the building as it rises into the heavens. A 16-page colour section allows for appreciation of stained glass and decorative stonework. With text written by a leading architectural historian, How to Build a Cathedral is an illuminating portrait of the genius of the medieval architect.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408171776
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 1386 g
Dimensions: 280 x 240 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A beautiful book... a volume that can confidently be recommended to anyone seriously interested in architecture or church history. * Church Times *
Following on from the wildly successful Ken Follett novel and television series, this book tells us everything we need to know about how the great cathedrals of the Gothic age were built. Broken into sections - building walls, raising the roof, shaping the stone - and with many useful illustrations, this is a wonderful examination of what it takes to achieve high art and transcendent beauty. * Catholic Herald *

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