In this splendid book, Wim Swaan, architect, art-historian and photographer, gives an illuminating account of the many and various aspects of medieval life that cathedral building involved. The book covers thirty-three cathedrals in six countries and gives a detailed account of how they were built, of the styles, of the master-builders and of the political events involved.
Illustrated with over 400 new photographs and diagrams, many of them in colour.
Large scale heavy book, in good condition, though the price-clipped dust jacket is a little worn, and has a small tear at the top of the front cover. Gift inscription inside front end paper.