This week’s buildings are being selected by architectural historian Dr Barnabas Calder (AKA @BrutalConcrete) an expert on post-1945 architecture who is currently writing a book on British Brutalism.
The first of his choices is below, let us know what building this is by tweeting @WhatBuilding to win a prize.*
*There is no prize
The Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges, built between the late 12th and late 13th centuries, is one of the great masterpieces of Gothic art and is admired for its proportions and the unity of its design. The tympanum, sculptures and stained-glass windows are particularly striking. Apart from the beauty of the architecture, it attests to the power of Christianity in medieval France.