ISBN: 9781841650760

Publication date: 30 Jul 2006

Author: Martin S Briggs

The landmark of many cities is the cathedral. Some had their beginnings as monastic buildings, have stood for nearly a thousand years, and remain essential icons, or even emblems, of a city’s character. Yet not all cathedrals look alike, and indeed these buildings were often the pioneers of new architecture as it developed over the centuries. Here, Cathedral Architecture takes the reader on a journey through time, enjoying the architectural experience of the styles of the Normans, Early English, Decorated Gothic, Perpendicular Gothic, and English Renaissance through to modern day. A beautifully illustrated guide featuring many of Britain’s best-loved cathedrals.