Great Cathedrals

Great Cathedrals

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Accompanied by more than three hundred photographs, many in color, this visual tour of the great Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals of Europe journeys throughout France, England, Germany, Italy, and Spain, providing a close-up look at architectural, sculptural, and stained-glass details of each cathedral.

Book News
This beautiful, oversize (8.75x21.75) volume is filled with full-page color and some b&w plates in the superb quality typical of Abrams' publications. The plates feature exterior and interior views of the cathedrals and details of their sculpture, mosaic, and stained glass. The prejudice in favor of French monuments is avoided here, where cathedrals in France, England, Spain, Italy, and the former Holy Roman Empire are equally represented by between five and eight cathedrals each. The entry for each cathedral, written by Schütz (architectural history, U. of Munich, Germany), gives the history of construction and describes the architecture in formal terms. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
Sumptuously illustrated with breathtaking views of the cathedrals and telling details of both the architecture and the sculpture, this book will be an indispensable source for scholars and students, and a visual treat for all lovers of the medieval past.

Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2002
ISBN: 9780810932975
Characteristics: 472 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 34 cm


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