Photographer Richard Silver traveled to 50 countries over the last decade to assemble this book of 154 exquisite photos. Talking his way into churches and cathedrals across the world, creating a truly unique photographic format, and capturing what everyone strains their neck to glimpse, Silver has published a masterpiece of religious proportions. A foreigner and non-practicer in almost every location, Silver is able to see beyond the denomination and display the epic beauty beyond (and above) the calling.
Laid out by continent, each chapter and the specific locations within provide maps for world orientation. Combined with the unique printing layout of 13 high by 6.5 wide throughout, the viewer can truly see each church in all of its glorious detail, as if they were laying on the floor below it. With a foreword by Professor William R. Cook, Ph. D. from Cornell University, this book will quickly become the essential and ground-breaking view into the holiest of places. A welcome addition to any coffee table and accessible starting point for conversation. For lovers of architecture, design, travel, and photography, Richard Silver's book is a must have.