Salisbury Cathedral: Perspectives on the Architectural History - Thomas Cocke & Peter KidsonLondon: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1993, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Light crease to the top corner of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
First in this, paperback, edition. Contains: Black & white photographs; List of abbreviations; Colour frontispiece; Maps in folder ; Plans;
From the cover: “The cathedral of Salisbury is justly famous and for many it is the perfect English cathedral. Set in the broad expanse of the famous Close by the River Avon and built almost completely to one design of unparalleled coherence and elegance, the questions surrounding its precise history and the purposes behind its design are of paramount importance.
This beautifully illustrated book presents new interpretations of the foundation, design and building history of Salisbury Cathedral. Two self-contained essays by Dr Thomas Cocke and Professor Peter Kidson outline the history of the building and provide fascinating new perspectives on basic questions of its design, from the problems surrounding the move from Old Sarum to the system of proportion that underlies the appearance of the finished building. New plans and photographs bring to life these penetrating studies of one of our best-loved buildings.
Salisbury Cathedral — Perspectives on the Architectural History is the first of three volumes to consider aspects of the Cathedral. The next will concentrate on the monuments, fittings and stained glass.”