2001, First Edition. New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers. Fine copy in the original color printed boards. Particularly and uncommonly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Item #231687
Physical description; 168 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 41 cm. Contents: The Pantheon, Rome, Italy -- Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem -- The early Christian Church (Palatine Chapel, Aachen, Germany -- Basilica San Marco, Venice, Italy -- Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Campostela, Spain -- Baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence, Italy) -- Building a Gothic cathedral (Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France --Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England -- Beta Ghiorghis, Labibela, Ethiopia -- Borgund Stave Church, Sogn, Norway -- Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi, Italy -- Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France. Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany -- Westminster Abbey, London, England -- Santa Croce, Florence, Italy -- Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy) -- Take me to the river (Sistine Chapel, Vatican City -- St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City -- St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia -- St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England -- Old Ship Meetinghouse, Hingham, Massachusetts -- San Francisco Acatepec, Acatepec, Mexico -- The Saal at Ephrata, Ephrata, Pennsylvania -- First Baptist Church in America, Providence, Rhode Island -- Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona. Meetinghouse at Sabbathday Lake, New Gloucester, Maine -- San Francisco de Asis, Taos, New Mexico -- Trinity Church, New York, New York -- St. Mary's Church, Newport, Rhode Island -- Huialoha Congregational Church, Maui, Hawaii -- Trinity Episcopal Church, Boston, Massachusetts, -- La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain -- St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, New York -- Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah -- Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, New York -- The Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, New Jersey -- St. Thomas Church, Mamaroneck, New York -- Shiloh Temple, Durham, Maine. The First Church of Christ, Scientist, The Mother Church, Boston, Massachusetts -- Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois -- Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri -- First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley, California -- Tabernacle of Prayer for All People, Queens, New York -- Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Cananda) -- Artist design churches (St. John's Abbey and University Church, Collegeville, Minnesota -- Chapel at Notre-Dame-du-Haut, Ronchamp, France -- Kresge Chapel at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts -- National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. United States Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado -- First Unitarian Church, Rochester, New York -- Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California -- Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas -- Church on the Water, Hokkaido, Japan -- Metropolitan Cathedral of Managua, Managua, Nicaragua) -- Ancient paths : contemporary labyrinths (Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow, Russia -- Santa Maria, Marco de Canavezes, Portugal -- Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle, Washington -- New Horizon Sanctuary, Atlanta, Georgia -- St. Thomas More, St. John's University, Queens, New York). Summary; A detailed illustrated examination of the world's churches, both ancient and modern, offers essays on various aspects of religious architecture and a look at the newly restored Sistine Chapel ceiling. Subjects; Church architecture -- Pictorial works. Church decoration and ornament -- Pictorial works. Eglises -- Decoration et ornement. Genre; Pictorial works.