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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
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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.