Building Washington National Cathedral (Hardcover)

Building Washington National Cathedral By R. Andrew Bittner Cover Image
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Washington National Cathedral is a Gothic great church built between 1907 and 1990. Despite being built entirely during the 20th century, the techniques used were the same as those used on the centuries-old Gothic churches in Europe. What powered the larger tools and cranes was different, but otherwise, the processes, ordering, and artistic finishing were almost entirely medieval. The last time a building of this magnitude was built using these techniques, cameras did not exist. Images of America: Building Washington National Cathedral divides the 20th century into decades to detail what must be the first published beginning-to-completion photographic record of the construction of a Gothic cathedral.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781531678432
ISBN-10: 1531678432
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Publication Date: October 19th, 2015
Pages: 130
Language: English