Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1973 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 77 pages
Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay's imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children's literature and a touchstone for budding architects. Cathedral's numerous awards include a prestigious Caldecott Honor and designation as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Macaulay's intricate pen-and-ink illustrations.
Journey back to centuries long ago and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose dreams, like Cathedral, stand the test of time.
This title has been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 6–8, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies).
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Review: Cathedral: The Story of Its ConstructionUser Review - Benjamin Thomas - Goodreads
Nice reference work on how a medieval cathedral in France was built over nearly 100 years. The text is interesting and valuable but the major attraction here is the finely detailed drawings of the ... Read full review
Review: Cathedral: The Story of Its ConstructionUser Review - Amanda Northrup - Goodreads
I always marveled at these structures, but this book gave me a much deeper appreciation. I never thought so much about what processes were needed to lift stone blocks over 100 feet in the air in the ... Read full review