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St. Paul's Cathedral


St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral is one of London's most recognizable, and best-known, buildings.

St. Paul's is an Anglican cathedral which was designed by the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century. Construction was completed in 1708.

For more information about St. Paul's Cathedral, please visit the official website:

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St Paul's Cathedral: 1,400 Years at the Heart of London

By Ann Saunders

Brand: Scala Arts Publishers Inc.
Hardcover (144 pages)

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Sir Christopher Wren's St Paul's, built after the Fire of London of 1666, has become the City's most familiar landmark, its dome with the ball and cross above it symbolic of London's steadfastness down the centuries and its endurance during the Second World War. When it was newly completed, in the early eighteenth century, it seemed breathtaking and unlike any other cathedral or church in Britain. Today's building is not the first to occupy the site, for this has been a place of Christian worship for 1,400 years. The medieval Cathedral, with a tower and spire soaring above the city, was at the time one of the wonders of Europe. Beautifully illustrated with rare items from city and cathedral archives, and glorious colour photography of today's building and its treasures, St Paul's Cathedral: 1,400 Years at the Heart of London tells of St Paul's fascinating history.

St. Paul's: The Cathedral Guide (A Pitkin Pictorial, Pride of Britain Book)

By David Floyd Ewin

Pitkin Guides
Released: 1990-12-01
Paperback

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Tourist guide for this attraction.

St. Paul's Cathedral

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Official Guide Book to St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

St. Paul's Cathedral: A Guide to the Cathedral (English Edition)

By Frank Atkinson

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St Paul's Cathedral: archaeology and history

By John Schofield

Oxbow Books
Released: 2016-09-30
Hardcover (209 pages)

St Paul s Cathedral: archaeology and history
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This is the first volume concerned solely with the archaeology of a major late 17th century building in London, and the major changes it has undergone. St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London was built in 1675–1711 to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren and has been described as an iconic building many times. In this major new account, John Schofield examines the cathedral from an archaeological perspective, reviewing its history from the early 18th to the early 21st century, as illustrated by recent archaeological recording, documentary research and engineering assessment. A detailed account of the construction of the cathedral is provided based on a comparison of the fabric with voluminous building accounts which have survived and evidence from recent archaeological investigation. The construction of the Wren building and its embellishments are followed by the main works of later surveyors such as Robert Mylne and Francis Penrose. The 20th century brought further changes and conservation projects, including restoration after the building was hit by two bombs in World War II, and all its windows blown out. The 1990s and first years of the present century have witnessed considerable refurbishment and cleaning involving archaeological and engineering works. Archaeological specialist reports and an engineering review of the stability and character of the building are provided.

The Complete Book of Greek Cooking: The Recipe Club of St. Paul's Orthodox Cathedral

By Recipe Club of St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Hempstead, N. Y.)/ Malhado, Manny (ILT)
Released: 1991-06-05
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The Complete Book of Greek Cooking: The Recipe Club of St. Paul s Orthodox Cathedral
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More than 200 unique and intriguing recipes for all kinds of Greek dishes.

St Paul's Cathedral

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St Paul s Cathedral
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St Paul's Cathedral: Sir Christopher Wren (Architecture in Detail)

By Vaughan Hart

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Paperback (60 pages)

St Paul s Cathedral: Sir Christopher Wren (Architecture in Detail)
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St Paul's Cathedral is one of the most magnificent buildings ever constructed. With arches modelled on those in the ancient Basilica of Maxentius and a huge dome rivaling that of St Peter's, Wren's Cathedral reflects the glory of ancient and modern Rome. In structure, form and detail the design exemplifies Wren's principle of natural beauty, which he justified with reference to the history of architecture and the hidden truths of nature as cultivated by seventeenth-century science. Wren advised the architect 'to think his judges...those that are to live five centuries after him, as (well as) those of his own time', and St Paul's represents Wren's own attempt to set in stone an architecture of eternal validity.

St Paul's Cathedral: Cut Out Paper Model

By Imants Caklais

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St Paul's Cathedral is an iconic building sitting at the highest point of the City of London. We squeezed it several times so you can make it and place on your table. The parts for making TWO models fit within a tiny pocket size package you can take with you when traveling or just feeling flat. Foxetroo models are designed so that kids need to make simple three-dimensional solids (such as cubes or cylinders) first and then connect them into a final model. Together with the graphics this will then resemble a recognizable architectural building. It's made easy for kids to assemble while developing their cognitive and motoric skills. No fancy tools are needed - just scissors, a pen, a ruler and a glue stick (we recommend a solvent-free green SCOTCH stick). All the parts of the kit, including the package, are made from materials that are safe for children, non-toxic, environment friendly and conform to EN71, ASTM F963 and CPSIA 2008 safety requirements. We recommend the kits for anyone aged 6 to 99. Please be aware that the kit is not suitable for children under 6 years! The assistance of an adult may be advisable for 6-10 year olds.

St Paul's: The Cathedral Church of London 604-2004 (Studies in British Art)

By Derek J. Keene & Andrew Saint

Yale University Press
Hardcover (536 pages)

St Paul s: The Cathedral Church of London 604-2004 (Studies in British Art)
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The present St Paul's Cathedral, Christopher Wren's masterpiece, is the fourth religious building to occupy the site. Its location in the heart of the capital reflects its importance in the English church while the photographs of it burning during the Blitz forms one of the most powerful and familiar images of London during recent times. This substantial and richly illustrated study, published to mark the 1,400th anniversary of St Paul's, presents 42 scholarly contributions which approach the cathedral from a range of perspectives. All are supported by photographs, illustrations and plans of the exterior and interior of St Paul's, both past and present. Eight essays discuss the history of St Paul's, demonstrating the role of the cathedral in the formation of England's church and state from the 7th century onwards; nine essays examine the organisation and function of the cathedral during the Middle Ages, looking at, for example, the arrangement of the precinct, the tombs, the Dean's household during the 15th century, the liturgy and the archaeology. The remaining papers examine many aspects of Wren's cathedral, including its construction, fittings and embellishments, its estates and income, music and rituals, its place in London, its library, its role in the book trade and its reputation.


 
 
 

 
 
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