Great Cathedrals
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2002
  • Price: $125.00
  • Trim Size: 10 58 x 12 34
  • ISBN: 0-8109-3297-0
  • EAN: 9780810932975
  • Page Count: 472
  • Format: Hardcover

The great Gothic cathedrals of Europe, with their soaring spires and expanses of glass, are some of the most loved and admired works of architecture in the world. From Chartres, whose stained-glass windows create patterns of light that seem truly mystical, to the Cathedral of Florence, whose soaring dome has been called "one of the engineering marvels of all time," this glorious art book covers the major Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals in France, England, Germany, Italy, and Spain. A wealth of photographs showing the cathedrals inside and out, including close-up architectural and sculptural details, and an authoritative text by a respected architectural historian combine to produce an indispensable work for scholars, as well as a lovely gift for all those who adore these majestic buildings.

About the author

Bernhard Schütz is Professor of architectural history at the University of Munich, specializing in the Middle Ages and the Baroque and Romantic periods.