Cathedrals of the World

Cathedrals of the World

by Graziella Leyla Ciagà


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This volume looks at how the various types of basilicas and cathedrals have evolved throughout history and in varied geographical contexts. It covers everything from the Early Christian and Byzantine origins to the golden age of the Romanesque and Gothic, from the continuous reworkings of the Renaissance and Baroque eras up to the crystallization of Neo-Classical style, and on to the innovative verve of the 20th century, ending with the great contemporary masterpieces. This exciting journey through Christianity reveals some of its most important architectural creations, great symbols of faith and of the power of the Church that project powerfully over landscapes across the world.

Basilica of Hagia Sophia • Istanbul, Turkey
St. Mark’s Basilica • Venice, Italy
Cathedral of Notre-Dame • Paris, France
Christ’s Cathedral • Canterbury, United Kingdom
Westminster Cathedral • London, United Kingdom
Basilica of the Annunciation • Nazareth, Israel
Metropolitan Cathedral • Brasília, Brazil
St. Mary’s Cathedral • Tokyo, Japan
Metropolitan Cathedral • Mexico City, Mexico
St. Basil’s Cathedral • Moscow, Russia
The Vatican • Rome, Italy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788854043800
Publisher: Whitestar
Publication date: 10/07/2019
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 72,197
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 14.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Graziella Leyla Ciagà graduated in architecture in 1992. She earned a Ph.D. in environmental and architectural heritage and specializes in the restoration of monuments. Since 1999 she has taught the history of architecture at Milan Polytechnic. There, she both lectures and conducts research on the history of Italian architecture, focusing her writing on the technical aspects of construction. She works as a professional architect, working on the conservation, restoration, and enhancement of cultural heritage.

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