Cathedral : The Story Of Its Construction Paperback

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Cathedral : The Story Of Its Construction

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The Gothic cathedral is one of man's most magnificent expressions as well as one of his grandest architectural achievements. Built to the glory of God, each cathedral was created by the ingenuity, skill, and hard work of generations of dedicated people. This richly illustrated book shows the intricate step-by-step process of a cathedral's growth. The plan is agreed on; the site is chosen; each craftsman's contribution is presented; his tools and materials are described. The details of the construction are graphically explained from the building of the foundation and the erection of the walls through the details of the flying buttresses, vaulting, and roofing, on to the completion of the towers and the casting of the bells. The grandeur of the cathedral unfolds through the book until finally the reader shares with the townspeople of Chutreaux a sense of wonder at the power of their creation. Recommended for ages 9 and up. A 1974 Caldecott Honor book.

Cathedral : The Story Of Its Construction by David Macauley was published by Houghton Mifflin Company in October 1981. The ISBN for Cathedral : The Story Of Its Construction is 9780395316689.

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Details for Cathedral : The Story Of Its Construction

Page last updated 20th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Company (October 1981)
Number of Pages80
Thickness8 mm
Height300 mm
Width224 mm
Product Code3992152
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