Cathedrals and Churches of Europe

Cathedrals and Churches of Europe

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Language: English
Layout: more than 500 illustrations, four-color throughout, hardcover with jacket
Pages: 400
Size: 26 x36 cm/10,25 x 14,13 inches

Price: 39,95 €
39,95 £
75,00 $

ISBN: 978-3-8480-0690-8
This marvelously illustrated volume takes us to a journey throughout Europe’s most beautiful and magnificent sacred buildings. As the very heart and center of most cities and villages, churches, cathedrals and basilicas have shaped the regional landscape in Europe to a great extent. Their architecture bears witness to the matchless skills of craftsmen and the mystic fervor that led to their building. Their century-old stone and stained glass tell the story of power and glory, sacrifice and devotion. Sorted by country and region, there is one chapter for every important area in Europe. The beautiful photographs by Achim Bednorz show the stunning details of richly ornamented ceilings, lead glass windows, colorful carpets and solid stone walls. The accompanying maps guide lovers of churches and cathedrals to the portrayed monuments. Throughout its 11 fascinating chapters, this book reveals some interesting details about the buildings, their architecture, the interior, their artful embellishments and their sacral and historical meaning. This book is a must-have for people interested in Christian sacral monuments, their history, architecture and interior.

Table of Contents

From Basel to Xanten – Cathedrals and Churches along the Rhine
Basel, Minster
Freiburg, Minster
Strasbourg, Minster
Speyer, Cathedral
Worms, Cathedral
Mainz, Cathedral
Maria Laach, Abbey
Bonn, Minster
Schwarzrheindorf, Double Chapel
Cologne, Gross St Martin
Cologne, Cathedral
Aachen, Cathedral with Palatine Chapel
Altenberg, Cathedral
Xanten, Cathedral

From Lübeck to Gdańsk – Brick Gothic (and Romanesque) in the Baltic Sea Region
Lübeck, Cathedral
Lübeck, St Mary
Ratzeburg, Cathedral
Schwerin, Cathedral
Wismar, St Nicholas
Bad Doberan, Abbey
Rostock, St Mary
Stralsund, St Mary
Neubrandenburg, St Mary
Prenzlau, St Mary
Stargard Szczeciński, St Mary
Gdańsk, Blessed Virgin Mary

From Leipzig to Kutná Hora – Places of Worship in Saxony and Bohemia
Leipzig, St Nicholas
Leipzig, St Thomas
Annaberg-Buchholz, St Anne
Freiberg, Minster
Meissen, Cathedral
Dresden, Frauenkirche
Dresden, Hofkirche
Pirna, St Mary
Prague, Cathedral of St Vitus
Prague, St Nicholas in the Lesser Town
Prague, Loreto
Kutná Hora, St Barbara

From St Gallen to Vienna – Baroque and Rococo in the Foothills of the Alps
St Gallen, Abbey
Einsiedeln, Abbey
Birnau, Our Dear Lady
Weingarten, Abbey
Steinhausen, Our Lady of Sorrows and Sts Peter and Paul
Ottobeuren, Abbey
Steingaden, Wieskirche
Andechs, Abbey
Munich, Asam Church
Munich, Frauenkirche
Salzburg, Holy Trinity
St Florian, Monastery
Melk, Abbey
Vienna, Karlskirche
Vienna, Piarist Church
Vienna, Stephansdom

From Lake Como to Ravenna – The First Millennium of Christian Art
Como, Sant’Abbondio
Gravedona, S. Maria del Tiglio
Civate, S. Pietro al Monte
Milan, St Ambrose
Pavia, S. Michele Maggiore
Fidenza, St Domninus
Parma, Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Parma, Baptistery
Modena, St Geminianus
Verona, St Zeno
Pomposa, Our Lady
Venice, St Mark
Ravenna, S. Vitale
Ravenna, S. Apollinare in Classe

From Florence to Venice – Iconic Renaissance Buildings
Florence, Cathedral
Florence, S. Lorenzo
Florence, S. Spirito
Florence, Pazzi Chapel
Florence, S. Maria Novella
Montepulciano, Madonna of St Blaise
Rimini, St Francis
Mantua, St Andrew
Milan, S. Maria delle Grazie
Venice, S. Maria dei Miracoli
Venice, S. Giorgio Maggiore
Venice, Il Redentore

From Rome to Perugia – Key Sites in Church History
Rome, St Sabina
Rome, S. Maria Maggiore
Rome, S. Clemente
Rome, S. Pietro in Montorio
Rome, St Peter’s Basilica
Rome, Il Gesù
Rome, St Andrew at the Quirinal
Rome, St Ignatius
Rome, St Charles at the Four Fountains
Rome, St Yves at the Sapienza
Rome, St John Lateran
Orvieto, Cathedral
Todi, S. Maria della Consolazione
Spoleto, Cathedral
Assisi, Cathedral
Assisi, St Francis
Perugia, St Bernardino

From Vézelay to Poitiers
Vézelay, St Mary Magdalene
Autun, St Lazarus
Tournus, St Philibert
Cluny, Abbey
Paray-le-Monial, Sacré-Coeur
Clermont-Ferrand, Notre-Dame-du-Port
St-Nectaire-le-Haut, St-Nectaire
Conques, Ste-Foy
Albi, St Cecilia
Toulouse, St-Sternin
Toulouse, Church of the Jacobins
Moissac, St Peter
Périgueux, St Front
Angloulême, St Peter
Talmont, St Radegund
Saintes, Ste-Marie-des-Dames
Aulnay, St Peter
Poitiers, Notre-Dame-la-Grande

In and Around Paris – Gothic Cathedrals in the Heart of France
Paris, Saint-Denis
Paris, Notre-Dame
Paris, Sainte-Chapelle
Laon, Notre-Dame
Chartres, Cathedral
Bourges, St Stephen
Reims, St-Remi
Reims, Notre-Dame
Sens, St Stephen
Beauvais, St Peter

In and Around Barcelona – Catalan Church Building Past and Present
Barcelona, Cathedral
Barcelona, Sta. Maria del Mar
Barcelona, Sagrada Família
Girona, Virgin Mary
St. Pere de Rodes
Ripoll, Virgin Mary
Cardona, St. Vicenç
La Seu d’Urgell
Taüll, St. Climent
Lleida, La Seu Vella
Sta. Maria de Poblet
Santes Creus
Montferri, shrine of the Madonna of Montserrat/ Vistabella, Sagrat Cor
Tarragona, Virgin Mary

In and Around London – Medieval Cathedrals in England
London, Westminster Abbey
London, Saint Paul’s Cathedral
Canterbury, Cathedral
Winchester, Cathedral
Salisbury, Cathedral
Exeter, cathedral
Wells, Cathedral
Gloucester, Cathedral
Lincoln, Cathedral
Peterborough, Cathedral
Ely, Cathedral
Cambridge, King’s College Chapel



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