Synopses & Reviews
For over a millennium, Durham has occupied a central place in English religious history, with its Norman rebuilding (1093and#150;1133) marking it as an internationally significant masterpiece in the history of architecture.and#160; Its setting, perched on a peninsula formed by a bend in the River Wear, adds to the visual drama of the building. This monumental volume offers a comprehensive account, with contributions by a team of 30 experts, on the founding, development, building, and decoration of this magnificent and important edifice.and#160; The accessible essays gathered here approach Durham Cathedral from a wide variety of fields and vantage points, including liturgy, music, stained-glass decoration, and book collecting. Lavishly illustrated, the book includes both archival and new photography, and reproductions of representations in all media of the cathedral throughout history.and#160; Taken together, this landmark publication is a celebration of Durham Cathedraland#8217;s enormous historical, spiritual, cultural, and architectural significance.
andlsquo;The life as well as the liturgy of the cathedral is celebrated in photographsandhellip; This is a story told by 30 contributors, all witness to the pride of the place cathedrals retain in the community.andrsquo;andmdash;Marcus Binney, the Times
andlsquo;This volume draws together a very broad array of recent research. Itandrsquo;s range is progidious, stretching from the conception of the physical buildingandhellip; to itandrsquo;s intellectual, liturgical and spiritual contextandrsquo;andmdash;Gabriel Byng, TLS.andnbsp;
Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, this landmark publication is a celebration of Durham Cathedralandrsquo;s enormous historical, spiritual, cultural, and architectural significance.
About the Author
David Brown is Wardlaw Professor of Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture at the University of St. Andrews, and was formerly a canon of Durham Cathedral and Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at Durham University.