Item description for Peterborough Cathedral 2001-2006: From Devastation to Restoration by Michael Bunker & Paul Binski...
On November 22, 2001, an arsonist set candles under stacked plastic chairs beside the crossing of Peterborough Cathedral. The resulting fire endangered but did not destroy the cethedral's fabric; it did destroy nearly five years' work of restoration and left a thick sooty residue over the cathedral's interior. A wonderful display of photographs reveals the determination and hard work that have brought this magnificent building back to a worthy state. Peterborough is one of a group of superb East Anglian Romanesque cathedrals, including Ely and Norwich, but its particular glory is its thirteenth-century painted wooden ceiling, unique in the world. This, too, was covered in a layer of black soot that had to be painstakingly removed. An essay considers the ceiling and its imagery.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9.75" Height: 11.25" Weight: 2.42 lbs.
Release Date Mar 15, 2007
Publisher Paul Holberton publishing
ISBN 1903470552 ISBN13 9781903470558
Availability 0 units.
More About Michael Bunker & Paul Binski
Paul Binski is Professor of the History of Medieval Art at Cambridge University. He specializes in the art and architecture of medieval Western Europe. His previous publications include The Painted Chamber at Westminster (1986), Westminster Abbey and the Plantagenets (1995), which won the Longman's History Today Prize, and Becket's Crown, Art and Imagination in Gothic England, 1170 1300 (2004), winner of the 2006 Historians of British Art Prize and the Ace-Mercers 2005 International Book Prize.
Paul Binski has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Manchester Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge Univers.