This exhilarating study focuses on some of the most exciting and groundbreaking manifestations of English architectural genius.
With great verve and learning, Alec Clifton-Taylor leads us through nine centuries of English cathedral architecture and decoration, from their Norman beginnings through the flowering of Gothic to the concrete and metal structures of the twentieth century.
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About Alec Clifton-Taylor
Alec Clifton-Taylor, OBE was an English architectural historian, writer and TV broadcaster.
Table of Contents
Foreword * 1. The Masterworks of English Architecture * 2. The General Aspect of England's Cathedrals * 3. The Norman Period * 4. The Earliest Cathedral Gothic * 5. The Maturity of Early English * 6. The Beginnings of Decorated * 7. The Flowering of Decorated * 8. Perpendicular * 9. The Protestant Reaction * 10. The Last Hundred Years * Notes, Visiting the Cathedrals: Summaries and Plans, Glossary
The Cathedrals of England by Alec Clifton-Taylor
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