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English Cathedrals (Architecture and Planning) [Hardcover]

By Olive Cook (Author), Edwin Smith (Photographer) & Edwin Smith (With)
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Trained as an architect, Edwin Smith had a special feeling for church architecture, and over a long period he photographed extensively all of England's cathedrals. The cathedral photographs, which include some of his finest works, have not previously been assembled in a single volume, and many of the 200 selected for this book have not been reproduced before. The arrangement is chronological rather than by cathedral, showing the development of cathedral design for over 900 years, and Olive Cook's text is not only a commentary on the features illustrated but an original and scholarly account of the historical background and the changing. liturgical rites bound up with this development. This is not a conventional guidebook but a celebration of some of the world's great architectural masterpieces, yielding many new and revealing glimpses of exquisite details and extraordinary architectural conceits.

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  • Library Journal - 04/01/1990

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Item Specifications...

Studio: New Amsterdam Books
Pages   285
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.54" Width: 7.98" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   2.59 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 21, 1998
Publisher   New Amsterdam Books
ISBN  090696962X  
ISBN13  9780906969625  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Edwin Smith, who died in 1971, was one of the most brilliant architectural photographers of his generation. Many books of his work have been published, covering a wide variety of subjects from parish churches to country cottages and gardens, mostly in collaboration with his wife Olive Cook. John Hadfield has also edited Victorian Delights: Reflections of Taste in the Nineteenth Century, available from New Amsterdam Books.

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