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The English Cathedral
     

The English Cathedral

by Peter Marlow (Photographer), Martin Barnes (Text by), John Goodall (Text by)
 

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Among the most magnificent buildings of England are its Anglican cathedrals, great symbols of spiritual and architectural power. No one can fail to marvel at Durham’s incomparable Romanesque masterpiece, the elegant stylistic unity of Salisbury, the world-famous stained glass of Canterbury or the striking Gothic scissor arch at Wells. In this breathtaking

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Among the most magnificent buildings of England are its Anglican cathedrals, great symbols of spiritual and architectural power. No one can fail to marvel at Durham’s incomparable Romanesque masterpiece, the elegant stylistic unity of Salisbury, the world-famous stained glass of Canterbury or the striking Gothic scissor arch at Wells. In this breathtaking new book, award-winning Magnum photographer Peter Marlow has captured the nave of each of England’s 42 Anglican cathedrals. Taken in natural light at dawn, usually looking towards the east end of the building, these remarkable images bring into sharp relief the full splendour of the architecture, whatever the style. Marlow’s spellbinding photographs are accompanied by his commentary on the project, including sketches and preparatory shots; an introduction by curator Martin Barnes on the tradition of church photography in England, particularly the work of Frederick Evans and Edwin Smith; and a concise summary of each cathedral interior by architectural historian John Goodall.

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The English Cathedral is Peter Marlow's hymn to the formidable structures that dot our landscape 'like frozen music' — The Sunday Telegraph Magazine

A through documentation of some unique and enduring architecture, this collection is the result of a 'kind of reflective pilgrimage' by Peter Marlow … This is a worthy and noble project — Amateur Photographer

Your comprehensive guide — Period Living

The formality and the detail of the photos give this traditional pictorial subject matter a welcome new twist — Martin Parr's Best Books of 2012

A book to pass down through the generations, just as our forefathers left us their great cathedrals — Friends of Ripon Cathedral

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858945903
Publisher:
Merrell Publishers, LTD
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
11.40(w) x 13.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author


PETER MARLOW has been a member of the international photographers’ collective Magnum Photos for more than 30 years. He has exhibited his work throughout Europe.

MARTIN BARNES is Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum,
London.

JOHN GOODALL is Architectural Editor of Country Life magazine. His book The English Castle was published in 2011.

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