Jenny's Library

Reading Round-up 2015: January Nonfiction

Posted on: March 13, 2015

cover image for CathedralCathedral by David Macaulay

When lightning strikes and irrevocably damages the cathedral in a medieval French town, the church and citizens embark on the century long project of building a new, modern, gothic cathedral.

David Macauley’s classic has been updated with more accurate information and new color sketches.  I have to admit that I miss the black and white illustrations, but it’s also true that that’s mostly nostalgia talking.  Macauley’s art is as detailed and absorbing as ever, and together with the story he weaves, the pages bring to life a people and time long past.

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