Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction by David MacaulayReaders worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulays imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of childrens literature and a touchstone for budding architects. Cathedrals numerous awards include a prestigious Caldecott Honor and designation as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Macaulays intricate pen-and-ink illustrations.
Journey back to centuries long ago and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose dreams, like Cathedral, stand the test of time.
This title has been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 6–8, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies).
How Long Did It Take To Build A Cathedral In The Middle Ages?
All rights reserved. And it took only years. Rising hundreds of feet above downtown Barcelona, it draws the eyes and euros of some three million visitors a year. Since then construction has been waylaid by everything from protests to politics, civil wars to funding woes. After studying architecture in school, he eventually forged his own style—a sui generis synthesis of neo-Gothic, art nouveau, and Eastern elements. So for more than 12 years prior to his death, he rendered his plans as three-dimensional models rather than as conventional drawings.
Following the Protestant Reformation , the Christian church in several parts of Western Europe, such as Scotland , the Netherlands , certain Swiss Cantons and parts of Germany , adopted a Presbyterian polity that did away with bishops altogether. Where ancient cathedral buildings in these lands are still in use for congregational worship, they generally retain the title and dignity of "cathedral", maintaining and developing distinct cathedral functions, but void of hierarchical supremacy. From the 16th century onwards, but especially since the 19th century, churches originating in Western Europe have undertaken vigorous programmes of missionary activity , leading to the founding of large numbers of new dioceses with associated cathedral establishments of varying forms in Asia, Africa, Australasia, Oceania and the Americas. In addition, both the Catholic Church and Orthodox churches have formed new dioceses within formerly Protestant lands for converts and migrant co-religionists. Consequently, it is not uncommon to find Christians in a single city being served by three or more cathedrals of differing denominations. The word "cathedral", as the seat of a bishop, is found in most languages; however in Europe a cathedral church can be referred to as a Duomo for example in Italian , Spanish or Dom e. German , Dutch , etc.