This book guides you on a tour of how the great gothic cathedrals were built. From the planning and foundations through walls, glass and ending up with spires and carvings. It is lavished with extraordinary fine line drawings depicting the points made in the text. The illustrations and text draw from the greatest cathedrals in Europe. It also uses Salisbury cathedral as an example of a cathedral being made from the ground up as the book progresses it's story. Well researched, beautifully illustrated, this is an absorbing coffee table book which serves as a detailed introduction to the great gothic cathedrals we can still see today. Very highly recommended.