The Cathedral of Bamberg
This book is devoted to the famous romanesque Cathedral of Bamberg in Franconia in Germany.
It has many wonderful black and white photos.
Published by Iron House
- 48 pages
- 6 pages text introduction
- 45 b&w photos
In very good exterior and near mint interior condition.
With the rare Original Dust Jacket included, which is slightly edgeworn, else ok. Photo pages are very clean.
All pages are complete and tight in the binding.
Approx/Measurements: 8" x 6-1/4" 0.3 lbs.
The cathedral of Bamberg is a late Romanesque building with four grand towers. It was founded in 1004 by the emperor Henry II, finished in 1012 and consecrated on May 6, 1012. It was later partially destroyed by fire in 1081. The new cathedral, built by Saint Otto of Bamberg, was consecrated in 1111 and in the 13th century received its present late-Romanesque form.
The cathedral is 94 m (308 ft) long, 28 m (92 ft) broad, 26 m (85 ft) high, and the four towers are each about 81 m (266 ft) high. Of its many historic works of art may be mentioned the magnificent marble tomb of the founder and his wife, considered the masterpiece of the sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider, and carved between 1499 and 1513. Another treasure of the cathedral is an equestrian statue known as the Bamberg Horseman (German: Der Bamberger Reiter). This statue, possibly belonging to the emperor Conrad III, most likely dates to approximately 1200. The statue also serves as a symbol of the city.
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