Durham Cathedral: History, Fabric, And Culture

Hardcover | March 10, 2015

EditorDavid Brown

not yet rated|write a review
For over a millennium, Durham has occupied a central place in English religious history, with its Norman rebuilding (1093–1133) marking it as an internationally significant masterpiece in the history of architecture.  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.  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.  Taken together, this landmark publication is a celebration of Durham Cathedral’s enormous historical, spiritual, cultural, and architectural significance.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$162.50

Ships within 1-2 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

For over a millennium, Durham has occupied a central place in English religious history, with its Norman rebuilding (1093–1133) marking it as an internationally significant masterpiece in the history of architecture.  Its setting, perched on a peninsula formed by a bend in the River Wear, adds to the visual drama of the building. This ...

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.

other books by David Brown

A Biography Of Mrs Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoholics Anonymous
A Biography Of Mrs Marty Mann: The First Lady of Alcoho...

Paperback|Jan 31 2005

$20.08 online$21.50list price(save 6%)
see all books by David Brown
Format:HardcoverDimensions:602 pages, 11.25 × 9.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 10, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300208189

ISBN - 13:9780300208184

Customer Reviews of Durham Cathedral: History, Fabric, And Culture

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

‘This volume draws together a very broad array of recent research. It’s range is progidious, stretching from the conception of the physical building… to it’s intellectual, liturgical and spiritual context’—Gabriel Byng, TLS.