The Cathedral of Seville
Luis Martinez Montiel and Alfredo J. Morales
- Lavishly illustrated with photographs of the cathedral
The Cathedral of Seville is one of Europe’s most glorious buildings, both in terms of its size and its architecture. Work on its construction followed the earthquake of 1395, when the canons agreed to build a church of such magnitude and beauty that it should have no equal. The result is a building which is largely Gothic, but with strong elements of Moorish art that echo the site’s earlier use as a mosque. In this lavishly illustrated survey, the authors trace the history of this building, from a twelfth-century mosque of the caliph Abu Yaqub Yusuf, its conversion into a Christian church in 1248, to the construction of the new Gothic building in the fourteenth century.
Luis Martinez Montiel is Professor of History of Art at the Faculty of Fine Art in the University of Seville. Alfredo J. Morales is Professor of History of Art at the University of Seville and is a leading scholar of Spanish architecture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.