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Sie bauten eine Kathedrale David Macaulay

Sie bauten eine Kathedrale

David Macaulay

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ISBN : 9783423795005
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79 pages
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The Gothic cathedral is one of humanitys greatest masterpieces--an architectural feast that couldnt help but attract the attention of renowned author-illustrator David Macaulay. Once an architectural student at the Rhode Island School of Design,MoreThe Gothic cathedral is one of humanitys greatest masterpieces--an architectural feast that couldnt help but attract the attention of renowned author-illustrator David Macaulay. Once an architectural student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Macaulay glories in the intricacies and beauty of structure, as evidenced in his masterful pen-and-ink drawings in critically acclaimed childrens books such as Castle, Pyramid, and Rome Antics. He begins Cathedral in 1252, when the people of a fictitious French town named Chutreaux decide to build a cathedral after their existing church is struck by lightning. We first meet the craftspeople, then examine the tools, study their cathedral plans, and watch the laying of the foundation. Week by week we witness the construction of this glorious temple to God. Macaulay intuitively hones in on the details about which we are the most curious: How were those enormously high ceilings built and decorated? How were those 60-foot-high windows made and installed in the 13th century? And how did people haul those huge, heavy bells up into the skyscraper-high towers? Thanks to Macaulays thorough, thoughtful tribute to the Gothic cathedral, not a stone, turret, or pane of stained glass is left unexamined or unexplained. (Ages 9 and older) --Gail Hudson