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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction (Paperback)

"This marvelous book recreates the building of a French Gothic cathedral, from the hewing down of half of a forest to the placement of the ast sheet of lead on the spire. Macaulay uses voluminous knowledge and pen-and-ink sketches, accompanied by a brief, clear narrative ... By changing his viewpoint, he powerfully conveys the immense rook-filled heights of the cathedral." — Time Magazine

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GOOD: The book's spine and cover are in good condition (may show signs of wear) and its pages are free of marks/highlights.

Description

From the book: “The final decision to build a new cathedral was made in the year 1252, after lightning struck and severely damaged the old cathedral. The people of Chutreaux wished to build the longest, widest, highest, and most beautiful cathedral in all of France. The new cathedral would be built to the glory of God and it mattered little that i might take more than one hundred years to construct it.”

The story continues, masterfully illustrated by David Macaulay’s highly-detailed pen-and-ink drawings. As a student of architecture, Macaulay focused on the intricacies of engineering and art, which when combined, created a magnificent place of worship.

Details

SKU:
205
Genre/Subject:
Architecture
Author:
Macaulay, David
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company
Publish Date:
(c) 1973
Format:
Paperback
Weight (pounds):
0.72
Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
9″x12″x0.3″
ISBN-13:
9780395316689
ISBN-10:
0395316685
Collection:
Juvenile

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