New book celebrates 500th anniversary of the Chapel

Chapel book cover

A new book published on 4 December marks the 500th anniversary of the Chapel. King's College Chapel 1515–2015. Art, Music and Religion in Cambridge celebrates the five-hundredth anniversary of the completion of the stone structure of King’s College Chapel in 1515.

It contains seventeen newly-researched essays exploring the artistic, musical, religious and cultural history of this extraordinary building from its foundation to the present day. Accompanying these essays are over two hundred and forty illustrations, mostly in colour. These include prints, watercolours, oil paintings, photographs, architectural drawings, plans, maps and postcards.

The book is edited by King's Fellows Jean Michel Massing (KC 1981) and Nicolette Zeeman (KC 1995) and published by Harvey Miller. It costs £29.95 (plus P&P) and is available from The Shop at King's.

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"I dote on Cambridge, and could like to be often there – the beauty of King’s College Chapel, now it is restored, penetrated me with a visionary longing to be a monk in it."
- Horace Walpole, 1777

King's College Chapel 1515-2015
Music, Art and Religion in Cambridge

Edited by Jean Michel Massing and Nicolette Zeeman
416 p., 243 col. ills., 225 x 300 mm,
2014, HB, ISBN 978-1-909400-21-4
31 October 2014