Saturday, August 23, 2008
Phoenix at Coventry:The building of a cathedral by Sir Basil Spence this is a book on the rebuilding of the cathedral that was destroyed by the Germans in WWII. The book was written by the architect responsible. Much of the book comes off as a defense of the rather controversial design. There is also discussion of the difficulties in obtaining certain materials and skills. I don't really have much knowledge as far as architecture goes but I could still follow most sections. There are some nice photos as well.