Synopses & Reviews
A wealth of stunning, high-quality images; fascinating analysis from an expert and eloquent author; and a surprisingly accessible price distinguish this breathtaking and superbly designed volume. It offers an in-depth, visually exciting exploration of Romanesque and Gothic style, the two great art movements that flourished during Europes Middle Ages. Exquisite, vibrant photos bring this extraordinary, still-mysterious world to life. The masterpieces on display range from little country churches to grandiose cathedrals and abbeys; mosaics to brilliantly colored religious frescoes; and carvings in cloisters and on portals to precious objects of wood, silver, gold, and ivory. It makes a beautiful gift for friends, family, or oneself.