The cathedral builders

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Harper & Row, 1983 - Architecture - 163 pages
This elegantly illustrated, finely detailed account of how the magnificent Gothic cathedrals were erected also provides illuminating information on medieval society and the financial, political and spiritual roles of the men who inspired these splendid buildings. 94 photographs.

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1993 / 163 pages / WW


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JEAN GIMPEL is a historian of technology and the cycles of civilization. He is the author of several works devoted to the scientific culture of the Middle Ages, including two bestselling books, The Cathedral Builders and The Mediaeval Machine: The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages.

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