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Europe's 100 Best Cathedrals

Europe's 100 Best Cathedrals

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241452639
Number of Pages: 360
Published: 04/11/2021
Width: 19.6 cm
Height: 25.3 cm

Signed copies available (while stocks last). Europe's cathedrals are magnificent. They outstrip palaces and castles. They are the most sensational group of structures anywhere in the world - which everyone should 'see before they die'. They are also hugely popular, most of them absolutely packed. They are humankind's greatest creations. In Europe's 1oo Best Cathedrals, Simon Jenkins has travelled the continent - from Chartres to York, Cologne to Florence, Toledo to Moscow and Stockholm to Seville - to illuminate old favourites and highlight new discoveries. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of Europe's history tells the stories behind these wonders, showing the cathedral's central role in the European imagination. Readers will be inspired to make their own pilgrimage to all one hundred of them.

Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins is author of the bestselling A Short History of England, A Short History of Europe, Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations, England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses. He is a former Editor of the Evening Standard and The Times, and columnist for the Guardian.

Simon Jenkins has provided a feast for both eyes and mind in this sumptuously illustrated guide to Europe's greatest cathedrals. His Introduction, and description of the history and architecture of each cathedral, bring the living reality of these works of art into sharp and vivid focus -- John Barton, author of A History of the Bible As ever, Simon Jenkins is here the best sort of guide to some of Europe's greatest buildings and their settings: well-informed, elegantly opinionated and passionate in his feelings for his subject. Set out on your European travels expecting to be entertained as well as informed -- Diarmaid MacCulloch, author of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years An engaging mixture of personal recollection and grand narrative, this book introduces the reader to the astonishing variety and invention of Europe's cathedrals, from Albi to Wells. Concise accounts and beautiful images conjure up what are still, after centuries among the largest and most complex buildings ever built -- Ed Hollis, author of The Secret Lives of Buildings Well researched, well written and perceptive - this is the essential and most inspiring guide to the greatest glories of European culture -- Dan Cruickshank, author of Adventures in Architecture

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