Summary: Beautiful and imposing, cathedrals were designed as monuments to the greater glory of God. They are important not only for spiritual reasons, but for their often splendid architecture. A medievalist leads an extraordinary photographic tour through the most magnificent examples, from Notre Dame in Paris to the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Nairobi, Kenya. Through engaging commentary, the history and evolution of these buildings unfold, beginning in the early Christian era and Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity in the 4th century, up through the Reformation, and right into the 20th century. Among the most spectacular: in the ruins of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland Manila Cathedral in the Philippines, rebuilt five times and St. Patrick's in New York City. - Publisher.Content Notes:
The origin and development of cathedrals -- Building the cathedral and the cathedral's role -- Cathedrals of Great Britain and Ireland -- Cathedrals of France, Belgium, and Spain -- Cathedrals of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Scandinavia -- Cathedrals of Italy -- Cathedrals outside western Europe.Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 117) and index.
Gift of Mr. Julius Bosco.