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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

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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 Cathedral: Sir Christopher Wren (Architecture in Detail)

By Vaughan Hart

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St Paul's Cathedral is known as Sir Christopher Wren's masterwork, combining Renaissance and Baroque elements with a geometric form. It is a celebration of the refinement of the Vitruvian Orders and testimony to Wren's capacity to utilize traditional Gothic and Renaissance building methods within his own re-examination of architectural practice based on empirical reasoning and his mathematical knowledge. The book provides a through analysis of Wren's initial Cathedral schemes to the final built design - the first Protestant Cathedral to be built in Britain. The details both of the exterior and the interior, as well as the Cathedral's constructed dome, have been extensively photographed providing a presentation of this building. Built over a 30-year period following the Great Fire, the Cathedral still dominates the City of London.

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 Church
Released: 1991-06-05
Paperback (352 pages)

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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 Before Wren

By John Schofield

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St Paul s Cathedral Before Wren
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St Paul’s Cathedral is the City of London’s most important monument and historic building. But Wren’s great work is only the most recent of a succession of Anglo-Saxon and medieval cathedrals on the site, where Christianity was first established in AD 604. This report is the first ever comprehensive account of the archaeology and history of the cathedral and its churchyard from Roman times up to the construction of the Wren building which began in 1675. Archaeological excavations and observations go back to the time of Wren. The Anglo-Saxon cathedral is an enigma, and even its precise site somewhere in the churchyard is not known for certain. The medieval cathedral was probably the largest building in medieval Britain and one of the largest in Europe, with its 400ft-spire and a rose window to rival those we now see at Notre Dame in Paris. Recent excavations in and around the Wren building are described, and some of the many architectural fragments of the medieval cathedral, dug up over the last 150 years, are studied. Documents, surveys and early maps show the development of the religious complex and illuminate the lives of its occupants. In the 1630s a classical portico was added to the west end by Inigo Jones, Britain’s first truly Renaissance architect. Fragments of the portico, still covered with the soot of the Great Fire of 1666 which destroyed the cathedral, were found in 1996 when a tunnel was dug through one of the crypt walls of the present building. From these varied sources, the cathedrals which preceded that of Wren come to the surface again, and we can appreciate the cultural and religious importance of St Paul’s within the City of London, over a period of more than 1000 years.

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

By David Floyd Ewin

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St. Paul's Cathedral: Travel London

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Learn about the history of the St Paul's Cathedral in London with iMinds Travel's insightful audio knowledge series.

St Paul's Cathedral is a great monument by any standard. Its size, its architecture and its history cause it to be a continuing icon for the city of London.

There has been a cathedral standing on the site of the present-day St Paul's since the year 604. The cathedral we see today is actually the fifth incarnation. There were three cathedrals on this site during the medieval period, all of which met with tragic ends.

iMinds will tell you the story behind the place with its innovative travel series, transporting the armchair traveler or getting you in the mood for discover on route to your destination. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

St. Paul’s Cathedral in London - a travel guide and tour as with the best local guide (London Travel Stories Book 4)

By Wander Stories

WanderStories
Released: 2013-11-13
Kindle Edition (92 pages)

St. Paul’s Cathedral in London - a travel guide and tour as with the best local guide (London Travel Stories Book 4)
 
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