Here's a book for everyone remotely interested in ecclesiastical architecture, in the place of the cathedral in history, in European travel -- where the cathedral is an every-recurrent symbol of more than the religious side of life. I confess I approached it expecting to find it a stereotyped sort of guide to cathedrals. I found it a goldmine of information, skilfully combined with architectural facts, which will forever make me more alert and curious and intelligent about cathedrals. The whys and wherefores of certain architectural developments and idiosyncrasies; the economic or social causes of many changes; the human picture which the history of their inception and building brings up. It is a book that makes one want to go back to every cathedral ever visited to dig out for oneself the story back of things casually passed by. Sell in two places -- in your art and architectural department -- in travel.