The English Cathedral (Hardcover)

The English Cathedral By Peter Marlow (Photographer), Martin Barnes (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), John Goodall (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Peter Marlow (Photographer), Martin Barnes (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), John Goodall (Text by (Art/Photo Books))


Among the most magnificent buildings of England are its Anglican cathedrals, great symbols of spiritual and architectural power. No one can fail to marvel at Durham's incomparable Romanesque masterpiece, the elegant stylistic unity of Salisbury, the world-famous stained glass of Canterbury or the striking Gothic scissor arch at Wells. In this breathtaking new book, award-winning Magnum photographer Peter Marlow has captured the nave of each of England's 42 Anglican cathedrals. Taken in natural light at dawn, usually looking towards the east end of the building, these remarkable images bring into sharp relief the full splendour of the architecture, whatever the style. Marlow's spellbinding photographs are accompanied by his commentary on the project, including sketches and preparatory shots; an introduction by curator Martin Barnes on the tradition of church photography in England, particularly the work of Frederick Evans and Edwin Smith; and a concise summary of each cathedral interior by architectural historian John Goodall.

This special collector's edition comprises a blocked, cloth-bound hardback edition of the book and a signed, hand-finished print, placed together in a slip case.

About the Author

PETER MARLOW has been a member of the international photographers' collective Magnum Photos for more than 30 years. He has exhibited his work throughout Europe. MARTIN BARNES is Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. JOHN GOODALL is Architectural Editor of Country Life magazine. His book The English Castle was published in 2011.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781858945972
ISBN-10: 1858945976
Publisher: Merrell
Publication Date: December 4th, 2012
Pages: 128
Language: English