This substantive, easy-to-use guide to selected English gothic cathedrals and churches provides profiles of thirteen important religious buildings, including eleven cathedrals, one abbey, and one chapel. The most well-known are Canterbury Cathedral, Kings College Chapel, Salisbury Cathedral, York Minster, and Westminster Abbey. They are located in different parts of England, are a mix of Romanesque and Gothic styles, and include both well-known and less well-known cathedrals and churches.
This book is designed to help those who are curious about the story behind English Gothic churches, and would like to have some understanding of what they are seeing during their visits without getting bogged down with masses of personages and technical details.
Part One provides background on what constitutes a Gothic church, their medieval setting, as well as information on the many architectural, artistic, and spiritual elements that comprise a Gothic church. Part Two consists of profiles of the selected churches. The guide is lavishly illustrated with color photos and a floor plan with suggested visit sequence for each church.