The Cathedrals of England

World of Art

The Cathedrals of England

  1. Alec Clifton-Taylor
  2. Photographs by Martin Hürlimann
  • ISBN 9780500200629
  • 21.00 x 14.90 cm
  • Paperback
  • 288pp
  • 203 Illustrations, 4 in colour
  • plus 26 plans and map
  • First published 1967
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‘Brilliantly explores and analyses the evolving pattern of our medieval cathedrals … the most enjoyable and stimulating introduction to the subject’ – The Daily Telegraph
'His 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' – The Times Literary Supplement
'Informed and enthusiastic' – The Architectural Review

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.