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- DescriptionFor over a millennium, Durham has occupied a central place in English religious history, with its Norman rebuilding (1093--1133) marking it as an internationally significant masterpiece in the history of architecture. Its setting, perched on a peninsula formed by a bend in the River Wear, adds to the visual drama of the building. This monumental volume offers a comprehensive account, with contributions by a team of 30 experts, on the founding, development, building, and decoration of this magnificent and important edifice. The accessible essays gathered here approach Durham Cathedral from a wide variety of fields and vantage points, including liturgy, music, stained-glass decoration, and book collecting. Lavishly illustrated, the book includes both archival and new photography, and reproductions of representations in all media of the cathedral throughout history. Taken together, this landmark publication is a celebration of Durham Cathedral's ermous historical, spiritual, cultural, and architectural significance.
- Author BiographyDavid Brown is Wardlaw Professor of Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture at the University of St. Andrews, and was formerly a canon of Durham Cathedral and Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at Durham University.
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication12/12/2014
- Series TitleThe Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note200 color + 200 b/w illus.
- Weight3268 g
- Width241 mm
- Height286 mm
- Spine43 mm
- Edited byDavid Brown
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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