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St Michael's Coventry: The Rise and Fall of the Old Cathedral (Paperback)
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St Michael's Coventry: The Rise and Fall of the Old Cathedral (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 01/04/2015
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The old cathedral of St Michael became known throughout the world, ironically, as a result of its devastation in a World War Two air raid, in November 1940, and its subsequent resurrection as an intrinsic part of the inspiration for new Coventry Cathedral and a symbol of peace and reconciliation. Previously one of the largest parish churches in the country, elevated to cathedral status as late as 1918, it was a superb example of the fifteenth-century Gothic architectural style, with its magnificent tower and spire, and notable collection of medieval stained glass. This celebratory and richly illustrated volume is based on a conservation plan commissioned by the World Monuments Fund Britain, tracing the long history of the church and offering an architectural and artistic appreciation of what was constructed and what remains. The Introduction is by Dr Jonathan Foyle, Chief Executive of World Monuments Fund Britain.

Publisher: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781857599299
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 270 x 240 x 11 mm

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