This new updated edition of Discovering Cathedrals lists 48 cathedrals of England, Wales, and Scotland. Included for each cathedral is a plan that highlights the important features of the cathedral. More than 130 colour illustrations and line drawings enhance the information included in the book.
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Additions to the treasures and memorials and the extent of the diocese are covered in this richly detailed book. A real plus is the list of cathedral websites making it easy to check opening and service times and special events.
Opening the book is a discussion of what a cathedral is. The differences in the types of cathedral architecture—Saxon Romanesque, Norman, Early English Gothic, Mid Gothic (Decorated), Perpendicular, and Gothic Revival—are explained.
This is a book you will want to carry with you when visiting the cathedrals. It is an invaluable resource.
A Shire book
Published 2004, revised and updated with colour illustrations in new format
135 colour illustrations
49 black and white illustrations
57 line drawings
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