Basel Cathedral – A Guide to the Stories behind the Stones
Historian Oswald Inglin gives an original and refreshing take on the Basel cathedral, inviting readers to discover the building anew. For the first time, the many figurative descriptions and surprising construction details on both the building’s interior and exterior are able to relate their own narratives in an entirely different way. Find out why there are differently coloured sandstones, what the elephants are doing around the choir, why a dragon decorates the floor, and which queen had herself memorialised on a sarcophagus. Guiding readers through the building by way of 30 “stations”, the book serves as an accessible and informative tour through Basel’s famous historical landmark.
|128 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 21 cm, pb, English|