Peterborough Cathedral, A Glimpse of Heaven, by Jonathan Foyle

Architectural historian, Dr Jonathan Foyle, combines the wealth of his specialist knowledge with the recent findings of other historians in this study, published 23 February 2018.
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Peterborough Cathedral, A Glimpse of Heaven, by Jonathan Foyle

  • A tribute to and exploration of one of England's finest medieval buildings
  • A new synthesis of ongoing research by author Dr Jonathan Foyle
  • Specially commissioned photography

Jonathan Foyle traces the Cathedral's origins to Roman times, when its location, poised between land and the watery fens, offered transport and communication advantage. He shows how this liminal position reflects the mediating role of the medieval Church between the terrestrial and the celestial realms. It is fundamental to the Saxon abbey’s dedication to St Peter, bearer of the key to heaven, and is reflected in the construction, decoration and symbolic language of the twelfth-century building.

Contents: Introduction; 1. Between Land and Water; 2. Destruction and Rebuilding; 3. Cathedral Completed; 4. Nave Ceiling; 5. The End of an Era; 6. Survival and Renewal.

Dr Jonathan Foyle is an architectural historian. He lectures widely, is a regular contributor to the Financial Times on arts and craft, and is best known for presenting the award-winning series Climbing Great Buildings and Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? This is his fourth book; he has also written on Canterbury, Lincoln and Lichfield Cathedrals.

Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
Due for publication in February 2018

Size: 280 mm x 240 mm
Pages: 128
Illustrations: 110 colour

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