Washington National Cathedral Guidebook
Washington National Cathedral has been a vital part of America's public and spiritual life for more than 100 years. Inside its soaring limestone walls, the Cathedral has hosted US presidents, world leaders, human rights activists, interfaith ministers, and millions of visitors who come to admire its masterful Gothic architecture or partake in its rich worship services. Discover "America's National Treasure" -- a beacon of deep faith and living history, where the doors are open to all -- within the pages of this official commemorative guide.
- Brand New and packed with amazingly beautiful photography
- Unique, never-before-seen views of the Cathedral.
- Updates on the 2011 earthquake repairs
- Includes historical photos, ranging from early Cathedral construction to national events
- Softcover. 87 pages.
- Publication date: July 2016
Gargoyles and Other Grotesques of Washington National Cathedral
Raccoons, rattlesnakes, Darth Vader and . . . what is that thing, anyway? Dare to brave the heights of Washington National Cathedral and come face to face with more than 100 whimsical and terrifying stone carvings that adorn the extrerior walls of the world's sixth-largest cathedral. Find your favorite gargoyle, learn about their unique purpose at the Cathedral, and see what else you can discover.
- 120 pages.
- Published by Washington National Cathedral.
Jewels of Light
Known for their vibrancy and sparkle. the stained glass windows of Washington National Cathedral have been entrancing worshippers and visitors alike for more than a century. Explore the artistry and the stories of the Cathedral's 231 glowing gems with Jewels of Light.
A new, expanded edition of the long out-of-print Jewels of Light, this complete guide to the Cathedral's beloved stained glass includes full-color photographs, descriptions of the iconography, and artist information.
- 203 pages.
- Authors: Elody R. Crimi and Diane Ney
- Published by: Washington National Cathedral
- Reprinted October 2015