Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Visit a large church in or near your hometown. How many features of a Gothic cathedral can you find and identify? Use the glossary on the final page of Cathedral and the drawings on pages 12 and 13 as guides.

2. Choose a real Gothic cathedral and write a research paper about it. Examine its history and its special architectural features.

3. Write a report or research paper on one of the crafts mentioned on page 9 of Cathedral See the books by Gimpel, James, and Murray listed in the next section.

4. Macaulay suggests a religious significance for the maze pattern in the floor. Many other features of religious architecture are given such significance also. Write a paper on architectural symbolism. See Georges Duby's book listed in the next section.

5. A medieval cathedral was much larger than it needed to be for ordinary worship services. For what other purposes was...

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