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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Summary
David Macaulay

Everything you need to understand or teach Cathedral by David Macaulay.

  • Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Summary

Overview

In Cathedral architecture and construction come alive as human accomplishments. The drawings and a thoroughly researched but brief text clarify the technical aspects and terminology as well. A one-page glossary in the back provides a quick reference for architectural terms found in the text.

The book also introduces the social structure, materials, and working conditions of the medieval trade guilds.

The book provides excellent exercise for the developing imagination, presenting an incredible variety of viewpoints from which to examine a cathedral— angles not even available to someone standing in the real building. For example, Macaulay provides a bird's-eye view down through the unfinished choir and then takes the reader inside at triforium height, looking out toward the empty space where the nave will be. One page later the reader stands on a narrow scaffold up in the trusses of the roof. A head-on elevation sketch indicates exactly how...

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Study Pack

The Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Study Pack contains about 38 pages of study material in 3 products, including:

Cathedral Study Guide

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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Lesson Plans contain 103 pages of teaching material, including:

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