Lincoln Cathedral: The Biography of a Great Building
Lincoln is one of Britain's greatest cathedrals, its three towers and formidable west front dominating the surrounding plains from its commanding hilltop position. It was largely built over the course of a century, up to the completion of the glorious Angel Quire in 1280. Architectural historian and broadcaster Jonathan Foyle regards Lincoln Cathedral as an old and valued friend and writes with deep knowledge and passion about the developing character of the building. He shows how innovative and experimental the grand thirteenth-century rebuild was, influenced not only by spectacular contemporary work at Canterbury, but also by changing political and spiritual values, and by the continental travels and experience of individual bishops. The book is illustrated with specially commissioned photography, comparative and archival images, and the author's own plans and drawings.
- Publisher: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
- ISBN: 9781857599282
- Number of pages: 128
- Weight: 726g
- Dimensions: 281 x 240 x 11 mm