Lincoln Cathedral is undoubtedly one of the greatest buildings of medieval Europe. Whether viewed from close up, in all its grandeur of size and decorative beauty, or glimpsed from a distance set commandingly upon its hill, it demands attention. It also raises questions in the attentive observer; why was such a large and beautiful structure built and why in this place?
Medieval churches are both functional and symbolic structures. One of the main aims of cathedral design is to provide a glimpse of Heaven. Yet each building portrays Heaven from a different perspective and Lincoln Cathedral has its own special character. This book draws on previous scholarship and new research, to explain how the Cathedral and its contents point towards Heaven. The many full-colour illustrations include details never previously published.
Lincoln Cathedral: Insights & Explanations will interest anyone wishing to understand why this great cathedral was built and what it still has to tell us.
Published by Lincoln Cathedral Publications, Paperback, 296 Pages