The Cathedrals of England (World of Art)

The Cathedrals of England (World of Art)

by Alec Clifton - Taylor (Author)


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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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: 2
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 06 Nov 1967

ISBN 10: 0500200629
ISBN 13: 9780500200629
Book Overview: 'Alec Clifton-Taylor brilliantly explores and analyses (by period and style) the evolving pattern of our medieval cathedrals ... the result is the most enjoyable and stimulating introduction to the subject that I have yet encountered' Daily Telegraph

Media 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
Author Bio
Alec Clifton-Taylor, OBE was an English architectural historian, writer and TV broadcaster.