Often large and impressive, cathedrals are churches in which bishops have their official seats or thrones. Many are hundreds of years old; some are regarded as architectural masterpieces.
This fascinating volume invites colorists of all ages to color illustrations of 40 great churches from around the world: St. Paul's (London); St. John the Divine (New York); Chartres (France); St. Peter's (Rome); Notre Dame (Paris); St. Patrick's (New York); Hagia Sophia (Istanbul); St. Mark's (Venice); Sagrada Familia (Barcelona); Westminster (London); Coventry (England); St. Louis (New Orleans); Cologne (Germany); St. Stephen's (Vienna); St. Mary's (Sydney); Washington Cathedral (U.S.A.); St. Basil's (Moscow); Pisa, with leaning tower (Italy); Reims (France); Canterbury (England); and 20 other magnificent buildings.
Crisp, beautifully detailed illustrations include interior and exterior views, floor plans, elevations and drawings of structural elements. Carefully researched and skillfully rendered, this coloring book offers a rich survey of the varied architectural styles of these extraordinary structures. Descriptive captions are included.
About the Author
For more than 20 years, John Green has created popular Dover coloring books. He specializes in realistic drawings of people, animals, and places, and his recent titles range from Life in Old Japan to Dogs to Paint or Color.
Table of Contents
Ground plan and elevation of a Gothic cathedral
Elements of the Gothic
Structure of a Gothic nave
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
Cordova Cathedral, Cordova, Spain
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Bapistry, Florence, Italy
St. Mark's Cathedral, Venice, Italy
Piazza del Duomo, Cathedral and Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy
Cathedral of Notre Dame, Tournai, Belgium
Speyer Cathedral, Speyer, Germany
Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England
The abbey church of La Madeleine, Vezelay, France
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, Austria
Cathedral of the Assumption, Vladimir, Russia
Cathedral of Notre Dame, Reims, France
Amiens Cathedral, Amiens, France
Cathedral of Saint-Etienne, Auxerre, France
Cathedral of Notre Dame, Strasbourg, France
Westminster Abbey, London, England
Cologne Cathedral, Germany
Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, France
Chartres Cathedral, France
Salisbury Cathedral, England
York Minster, England
Milan Cathedral, Italy
Burgos Cathedral, Spain
Segovia Cathedral, Spain
Cathedral of San Fransico, Lima, Peru
St.Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
St.Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy
Cathedral of Cuzco, Peru
Cathedral and Sagrario Metropolitano, Mexco City, Mexico
St.Paul's Cathedral, London, England
St. Louis Cathederal, New Orleans, U.S.A
Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, Canada
St.Patrick's Cathedral, New York, U.S.A.
St.Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, Australia
Church of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
Cathedral of St.John the Divine, New York, N.Y.
Washington Cathedral, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, England
Cathedral of Brasilia, Brazil
Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, England