Cathedrals of England : E-Book

Images of inspiration and heritage from the 43 Anglican Cathedrals of England.

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INTRODUCTION

The cathedrals of England hold a tension, an irony, being at once places of devotion and contemplation as well as representing wealth and power from a past era.

A tension runs right through most elements – a warmth and a coldness, the familiar with the alien, minute detail overshadowed by vast lines and cavernous spaces. My purpose in these images is to explore these tensions, seeking not to create an architectural record but to capture unique perspectives to be reflected upon and contemplated over.

A very real contemporary tension is how these sacred buildings, which have priceless historical value, recreate themselves to hold real significance in the largely secular, urban, 21st century contexts in which they find themselves and remain true to their primary function as places of Christian worship.

My hope is that in a small way these images can bring to life again the dedicated creativity of centuries of artists, architects, builders and masons.