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DURHAM CATHEDRAL: HISTORY, FABRIC AND CULTURE. Ed. by David Brown. Yale University Press, New Haven, 2015. Published in association with Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, and Chapter of Durham Cathedral. 616 pp. with 426 ills. (339 col.). 30 x 25 cm. LC 2014-12250 ISBN 9780300208184 In English.
Publisher's description: For over a millennium, Durham has occupied a central place in English religious history, with its Norman rebuilding (1093-1133) marking it as an internationally significant masterpiece in the history of architecture. Its setting, perched on a peninsula formed by a bend in the River Wear, adds to the visual drama of the building. This monumental volume offers a comprehensive account, with contributions by a team of 30 experts, on the founding, development, building, and decoration of this magnificent and important edifice. The accessible essays gathered here approach Durham Cathedral from a wide variety of fields and vantage points, including liturgy, music, stained-glass decoration, and book collecting. Lavishly illustrated, the book includes both archival and new photography, and reproductions of representations in all media of the cathedral throughout history. Taken together, this landmark publication is a celebration of Durham Cathedral's enormous historical, spiritual, cultural, and architectural significance.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Several Periods — Architecture
Plans: 71,54
Worldwide Number: 161377
Hardcover $125.00    

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