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The Cathedrals of England By Alec Clifton-Taylor

The Cathedrals of England
by Alec Clifton-Taylor

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More than two hundred photographs and text trace the development of cathedral design from its Norman beginnings through the flowering of Gothic to the new Roman Catholic cathedral in Liverpool.
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The Cathedrals of England Summary

The Cathedrals of England by Alec Clifton-Taylor

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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The Cathedrals of England Reviews

'[Alec Clifton-Taylor's] characteristically personal approach, with its strongly held and strongly expressed opinions, blows a lot of cobwebs off a subject that might seem to have been over-explored already' - Times Literary Supplement
'Informed and enthusiastic' - The Architectural Review

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

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The Cathedrals of England by Alec Clifton-Taylor
Alec Clifton-Taylor
World of Art
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