Discovering Cathedrals

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Osprey Publishing, 2004 - Architecture - 176 pages
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This full colour pocket-guide takes us on a tour of the 48 Anglican cathedrals of England and Wales, providing a brief history of each and pointing out particularly notable architectural features. The book begins with a guide to recognising the various phases of architectural style, from Norman to the Gothic revival, and a discussion of their potent symbolism, their enrichment through tombs, stained glass, woodcarvings and other works of art, their use of space and their revival. David Pepin also considers briefly English and Welsh Catholic cathedrals and Scotland's mostly ruinous medieval cathedrals. This new seventh edition has been completely revised and enhanced by the addition of many colour photographs.
  

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Contents

Introduction
5
What is a cathedral?
6
It was not built in a day
8
Saxon Romanesque architecture
9
Norman architecture
15
Early English Gothic
17
MidGothic or Decorated
19
Late Gothic the Perpendicular style
23
The twentieth century
29
Glass stone and wood
31
Anglican cathedrals of England and Wales
35
Roman Catholic cathedrals of England and Wales
150
Cathedrals of Scotland
158
Further reading
164
Cathedral websites
166
Index
167

from the Renaissance to the Gothic Revival
26

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

David Pepin is a retired primary school teacher. An Anglican by tradition and practice and a keen ecumenist, he is involved with several interdominational concerns. He is also a local preacher in the Methodist Church.

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