Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool
Architectural Press 1968
161pp, 111 ills in b/w and one in colour of the John Piper glass. Sm 4to. Vg in dw, which is slightly rubbed at edges. Architectural history of the development of this exceptional cathedral building. Very useful for the information about individuals and contractors party to the construction. Includes both material on the Gibberd design and Lutyen's project which formed the crypt and foundations. The cathedral's architect, Frederick Gibberd, was the winner of a worldwide design competition. Construction began in 1962 and was completed in 1967. Earlier designs for a cathedral were proposed in 1933 and 1953, but none were completed. This copy is signed by Gibberd and dedicated to Edward [Lord Bridges] Dated October 1968. Loosely inserted letter to Bridges which Frederick Gibberd sent with the book and also a printed pamphlet from Liverpool University printed on the occasion of Lord Bridges and others being conferred honorary degrees by Liverpool University in 1968. Gibberd addresses Bridges in the letter as " Dear Chanan" implying he has been a pillar of support, during the project.