Heaven on Earth : the lives and legacies of the world's greatest cathedrals
London : Head of Zeus, 2022.
480 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm.
Curry Public Library - Adult/General New - Nonfiction
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London : Head of Zeus, 2022.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A glorious illustrated history of sixteen of the world's greatest cathedrals, interwoven with the extraordinary stories of the people who built them. 'An impeccable guide to the golden age of ecclesiastical architecture' The Times 'Vivid, colourful and absorbing' Dan Jones 'An epic ode to some of our most beautiful and beloved buildings' Helen Carr The emergence of the Gothic in twelfth-century France, an architectural style characterized by pointed arches, rib vaults, flying buttresses, large windows and elaborate tracery, triggered an explosion of cathedral-building across western Europe. It is this remarkable flowering of ecclesiastical architecture that forms the central core of Emma Wells's authoritative but accessible study of the golden age of the cathedral. Prefacing her account with the construction in the sixth century of the Hagia Sophia, the remarkable Christian cathedral of the eastern Roman empire, she goes on to chart the construction of a glittering sequence of iconic structures, including Saint-Denis, Notre-Dame, Canterbury, Chartres, Salisbury, York Minster and Florence's Duomo. More than architectural biographies, these are human stories of triumph and tragedy that take the reader from the chaotic atmosphere of the mason's yard to the cloisters of power. Together, they reveal how 1000 years of cathedral-building shaped modern Europe, and influenced art, culture and society around the world.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)
Wells, E. J. (2022). Heaven on Earth: the lives and legacies of the world's greatest cathedrals . Head of Zeus.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Wells, Emma J. 2022. Heaven On Earth: The Lives and Legacies of the World's Greatest Cathedrals. London: Head of Zeus.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Wells, Emma J. Heaven On Earth: The Lives and Legacies of the World's Greatest Cathedrals London: Head of Zeus, 2022.MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)
Wells, Emma J. Heaven On Earth: The Lives and Legacies of the World's Greatest Cathedrals Head of Zeus, 2022.
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