England's Marvelous Gothic Cathedrals and Churches

England's Marvelous Gothic Cathedrals and Churches

by richard moore, sawon hong

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Overview

This substantive, easy-to-use guide to selected English gothic cathedrals and churches provides profiles of thirteen important religious buildings, including eleven cathedrals, one abbey, and one chapel. The most well-known are Canterbury Cathedral, Kings College Chapel, Salisbury Cathedral, York Minster, and Westminster Abbey. They are located in different parts of England, are a mix of Romanesque and Gothic styles, and include both well-known and less well-known cathedrals and churches.

This book is designed to help those who are curious about the story behind English Gothic churches, and would like to have some understanding of what they are seeing during their visits without getting bogged down with masses of personages and technical details.

Part One provides background on what constitutes a Gothic church, their medieval setting, as well as information on the many architectural, artistic, and spiritual elements that comprise a Gothic church. Part Two consists of profiles of the selected churches. The guide is lavishly illustrated with color photos and a floor plan with suggested visit sequence for each church.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578430041
Publisher: Sawon Hong
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,217,881
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Retired after over forty years in international development work. He received a PhD in international management from Cornell University, and has an MFA in writing. His essays have appeared in many literary magazines, including
Fine Arts Connoisseur. He taught a course on French Gothic
Cathedrals at the Encore Learning program in Virginia,
and has lectured on these architectural monuments in the
Washington, DC area.

Retired from UNICEF, she has PhD in Sociology from the
University of Hawaii.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface ...................................................................................................................7

PART ONE: Backdrop of Gothic Cathedrals and Churches in England

Historical Background ........................................................................................11

Pre-Gothic Church Architecture .........................................................................14

From Norman to Gothic Architecture ................................................................15

Arrival of English Gothic ....................................................................................22

England’s Three Gothic Periods ...........................................................................23

Building a Gothic Church ..................................................................................25

PART TWO: Profiles of Selected Gothic Cathedrals and Churches

Selection Criteria ................................................................................................29

Church Orientation ............................................................................................29

LONDON AND SOUTHEAST

Westminster Abbey .............................................................................................31

Canterbury Cathedral .........................................................................................44

Winchester Cathedral .........................................................................................58

EAST

King’s College Chapel, Cambridge ......................................................................71

Ely Cathedral ......................................................................................................80

Peterborough Cathedral ......................................................................................92

NORTHEAST

Lincoln Cathedral .............................................................................................105

York Minster .....................................................................................................118

Durham Cathedral ............................................................................................130

SOUTHWEST

Gloucester Cathedral ........................................................................................143

Wells Cathedral .................................................................................................154

Exeter Cathedral ...............................................................................................166

Salisbury Cathedral ...........................................................................................178

Annexes

Practical Information for Visitors ......................................................................189

Glossary of Terms ..............................................................................................190

References .........................................................................................................194

Image Sources and Attribution ..........................................................................196

Acknowledgements ...........................................................................................197

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