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    DescriptionThe English medieval cathedrals are one of the wonders of the world. But who made them, and why? This fascinating new history of England's cathedrals explores a previously unconsidered view of these extraordinary creations: as constantly-changing structures created by a rich brew of ancient rituals, beliefs, personalities and politics - a living window on to the past. Incorporating the latest historical research, Jon Cannon presents a picture of the English cathedrals as above all products of their time, not just great architectural monuments. These were buildings brought alive by the messages encoded in their sculpture - and the miraculous events that were believed to occur within them. Full of personalities, ideas, stories and novel interpretations, here are the cathedrals of England as you may never have considered them before. Handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned photographs and diagrams, including thematic chapters on key aspects and separate essays on every medieval cathedral in England, this magnificent volume is indispensable to every lover of history and architecture.

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    The English Cathedrals and the World That Made Them
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Cannon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 1,528 g
    ISBN 13: 9781849016797
    ISBN 10: 1849016798

    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AMN, HBT
    BISAC V2.8: ARC016000, HIS000000
    DC22: 726.609420902
    Thema V1.0: NHT, AMN
    Illustrations note
    4 colour throughout
    Constable and Robinson
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    Publication date
    19 May 2011
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    Author Information
    Jon Cannon has worked for ten years in the heritage industry, including for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, and English Heritage. In 2001 he was shortlisted for the David Watt Memorial Prize. He presented 'How to Build a Cathedral' on television for BBC4 as part of the medieval Britian series. He lives in Wiltshire.