A Medieval Cathedral

A Medieval Cathedral

by Fiona Macdonald, John James
     
 

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Inside Story - A Medieval Cathedral takes you back in time to learn how some of the most magnificent structures in Europe were built. Through beautiful illustrations and thoroughly researched information, you will learn how Medieval cathedrals were built, what life was like for the workers, where the stone for the cathedrals was prepared, how cathedrals have…  See more details below

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Inside Story - A Medieval Cathedral takes you back in time to learn how some of the most magnificent structures in Europe were built. Through beautiful illustrations and thoroughly researched information, you will learn how Medieval cathedrals were built, what life was like for the workers, where the stone for the cathedrals was prepared, how cathedrals have evolved from the Medieval times to today, and more.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-- More than a history of medieval churches and their construction, this book deals with the lives of the workers, clergy, and worshippers for whom the cathedral was the nexus of life. Each specific topic is presented in a two-page layout, featuring cutaways of the structure itself on some of the pages. A simple and straightforward text complements the full-color illustrations. Macdonald discusses some of the less attractive aspects of medieval life, such as the often short and peril-filled lives of stone quarry workers. She also points out that cathedrals are not just a phenomenon of the Middle Ages; a chapter on modern expressions of the architectural form describes the National Cathedral in Washington, D. C., the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Barcelona, and St. John the Divine in New York City. David Macaulay's Cathedral (Houghton, 1981) is a better treatment of construction techniques, but this is a worthwhile effort. --David N. Pauli, Missoula Public Library, MT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872263505
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
Inside Stories Series
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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