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Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

The Garden of Paradise

By (author) Diane Walker
By (author) Jonathan Foyle

£19.95

Publishing 8th Mar 2021
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  • Illuminates the fascinating history of Exeter Cathedral, a building that still marks the heart of Exeter city
  • Touches on the perspective of its builders, and how their creation reflected a particular understanding of the world, and the realm they envisioned beyond us
  • Illustrated with specially commissioned photography that draws on archaeology, archives and imagery
Full Description
Nine hundred years ago, foundations were dug for a great church in Exeter which would develop into the beautiful cathedral that still marks the heart of the city. It is distinctive among English cathedrals for its twin transept towers, and unbroken vault stretching from the entrance to the high altar, and the sheer profusion of carving of plants and animals throughout. Exeter is a heavenly garden in stone, and this new book, illustrated with specially commissioned photography, draws on archaeology, archives and imagery to explain what its builders in a surprisingly cosmopolitan city were trying to tell us about their understanding of the world, and the realm they envisioned beyond us.
About the Author
Dr Jonathan Foyle has devoted his career to the preservation and public appreciation of historic buildings. His other books on English cathedrals include Canterbury, Lincoln, Lichfield and Peterborough. Diane Walker is a volunteer tour guide for Exeter Cathedral.
Specifications
Publisher
Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
ISBN
9781785512353
Publish date
8th Mar 2021
Binding
Paperback / softback
Size
280 mm x 240 mm
Pages
128 Pages
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