The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral


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"This is easily the best book I have seen on why the great cathedrals were built. The breadth of Scott's scholarship is astonishing. As well as art history and architecture, he brings to bear his knowledge of subjects as wide apart as engineering, the sociology of religion, and the medieval economy. Only a handful of books truly throw light on the mystery of the cathedrals, and this is one of them."--Ken Follett, author of "Pillars of the Earth" "Written in a lucid style and illustrated by dozens of sketches and ...

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May 7, 2010

Good solid historical background to the cathedral-building era.

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