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Author Laubier, Guillaume de.

Title Sacred spaces : the awe-inspiring architecture of churches and cathedrals / by Guillaume de Laubier with text by Jacques Bosser.

Edition Abrams edition.
Publication Info. New York : Abrams, 2018.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  726.5094 LAU    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  726.5094 LAU    AVAILABLE
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Description 240 pages : color illustrations ; 29 x 29 cm
Contents St. Peter's Basilica (Rome, Vatican) -- Papal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Rome, Vatican) -- Cappella Palatina (Palermo, Italy) -- San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore (Milan, Italy) -- Church of the Gesù (Palermo, Italy) -- Cappella Sansevero (Naples, Italy) -- Le Thoronet Abbey (Le Thornonet, France) -- Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris, France) -- Chartres Cathedral (Chartres, France) -- The Royal Chapel of Versailles (Versailles, France) -- Couvent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette (Éveux, France) -- Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba (Córdoba, Spain) -- Santa Maria de León Cathedral (León, Spain) -- Seville Cathedral (Seville, Spain) -- Basilica de la Sagrada Família (Barcelona, Spain) -- Igreja de São Francisco (Porto, Portugal) -- Jerónimos Monastery (Lisbon, Portugal) -- Igreja de Misericórdia (Chaves, Portugal) -- Ulm Minster (Ulm, Germany) -- Ottobeuren Abbey (Ottobeuren, Germany) -- Asamkirche (Munich, Germany) -- St. Moritz Church (Augsburg, Germany) -- Church of St. Leopold (Vienna, Austri) -- Chapel of St. Mary of the Angels (Monte Tamaro, Switzerland) -- Ely Cathedral (Ely, United Kingdom) -- Wells Cathedral (Wells, United Kingdom) -- King's College Chapel (Cambridge, United Kingdom) -- St. Paul's Cathedral (London, United Kingdom) -- St. Michael the Archangel Church (Binarowa, Poland) -- Churches of Peace (Jawor and widnica, Poland) -- Churches of Moldavia (Arbore, Modovita, and Sucevita, Romania) -- Sedlec Ossuary (Kutná Hora, Czech Republic) -- Saint-Sophia Cathedral (Kiev, Ukraine) -- Stave churches (Borgund, Heddal, and Uvdal, Norway).
Summary "From St. Peter's Basilica in Rome to Notre-Dame in Paris, Christian churches represent some of our most significant architectural achievements, designed to evoke wonder and awe. In a breathtaking visual to evoke wonder and awe. In a breathtaking visual tour through some of the world's most revered religious landmarks, this volume reveals original views of architectural icons, such as Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, while also shedding light on lesser-known sacred spaces, such as Heddal Stave Church, the largest of Norway's beautiful wooden churches. Guillaume de Laubier offers unprecedented access to the most stunning spiritual sites, with more than 200 photographs that showcase dramatic soaring ceilings, majestic facades, and towering spires, alongside intricate decorative details. With this insightful text and detailed captions, Jacques Bosser delves into the stories of the design, construction, evolution, and resilience of these churches, which often span centuries and feature a fascinating cast of historical figures. Whether Catholic, Protestant, or Orthodox made of wood, stone, concrete, or glass; Roman, Gothic, Baroque, or modern, the places of worship featured in [this book] present a unique and vibrant portrait of our architectural, cultural, and spiritual history."-- Jacket.
Note "Published simultaneously in French as Les Plus Belles Eglises d'Eurpe by Editions de La Martiniere"-- Title page verso.
Subject Cathedrals -- Europe.
Church architecture -- Europe.
Cathedrals -- Europe -- Pictorial works.
Church architecture -- Europe -- Pictorial works.
Church architecture.
Cathedrals -- Pictorial works.
Church architecture -- Pictorial works.
Added Author Bosser, Jacques.
Added Title Awe-inspiring architecture of churches and cathedrals
Plus Belles Eglises d'Europe. English.
ISBN 9781419728068 (hardcover)
1419728067 (hardcover)
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