100 Most Beautiful Cathedrals of the World: A Journey Across Five Continents

100 Most Beautiful Cathedrals of the World: A Journey Across Five Continents

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100 Most Beautiful Cathedrals of the World: A Journey Across Five Continents by Manfred Leier

This book guides us through the most beautiful cathedrals from Prague to Bogot�, with magnificent color photographs and original stories. The start of our journey is, of course, Rome: the center of Catholic Christianity. Here, we can marvel at the sublime art of Michelangelo and the majestic beauty of the basilica di San Pietro. We then continue our travel across five continents, visiting the highlights if 1500 years of Christian architecture: the harmonious Gothic style of York minster, the cloister complex of Rila, the golden mosaics of San Vitale in Ravenna. Each of these cathedrals has, apart from artistic beauty and religious function, its own, unique history. The cathredral of Mexico City, built on the remnants of an Aztec sanctuary, is a lasting memory of the colonial past. On the other hand, the Berliner Gedachtniskirche is an affirmation of hope for peace on earth. All the cathedrals in this book have a story to tell, together with inspiring symbolism and sacred beauty.

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ISBN-13: 9780785818885
Publisher: Chartwell Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/2004
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 13.64(h) x 0.76(d)

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