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“Cathedrals Built by the Masons”
“Cathedrals Built by the Masons”
September 6, 2015 8:00 AM CDT

Majestic masonry

From the editor


I recently was approached by the publisher of a new book that caught my eye. The book now is on my coffee table, gaining a lot of attention from all who pass by. And how could it not? It’s large, blue, heavy, and chock full of images of some of the most incredible masonry masterpieces I’ve ever seen in one collection.

“Cathedrals Built by the Masons” by Russell Herner (Schiffer Publishing Ltd.) is described as showcasing “vaulted ceilings, stained-glass windows, and flying buttresses,” and boy, does it ever. The book explores Gothic architecture as well as the tools and stonemasons behind this art.

With all of the traditional brick buildings found around the United States, we forget that other types of opulent masonry work exist all over the world, bold and mighty in all their beauty.

This book provides a good history lesson on not only cathedrals, but also the master builders who designed and built them. For masonry enthusiasts like us, it’s great reading!

To dress up your coffee table and learn something you might not have known about your craft, email for more information on “Cathedrals Built by the Masons.”

Originally published in Masonry magazine.

About the Author

Jennifer Morrell was the editor of Masonry magazine. She has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry as a writer and editor, covering such topics as real estate and construction, insurance, health care, relationships and sports. A graduate of The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in magazines and is an award-winning newspaper columnist.


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