Pocket Guide to How to Read a Church
By (author) Dr. Richard Taylor
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Pocket Guide to How to Read a Church by Dr. Richard Taylor
Book DescriptionChurches and cathedrals are visited by millions of tourists as well as worshippers each year. But many people do not realise that church buildings are packed with images, symbols and meanings that often need explanation. This handy guide will unlock all the treasures they contain. The stunning colour photographs show the very best in church art and architecture - from paintings, fonts and altars, to pew ends, choir stalls and stained glass windows, and the accessible text talks you through the significance of church features. It includes sections on: - The basics: imagery, themes and history - Church architecture, inside and out - Symbols, colours and words - Representations of God, Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary - Recognising Saints and Angels - Scenes from the Old Testament. It is the ultimate reference for anybody who wants to know more about what they see in a church or cathedral from the significance of church layouts, the symbolism of key scenes and the importance of small details.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846040733
(220mm x 121mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Rider & Co
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Churches and cathedrals play an essential part in our heritage. This reference is suitable for anybody who wants to know more about what they see in a church or cathedral from the significance of church layouts, the symbolism of key scenes and the importance of details, to the use of colours and letters.
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Author Biography - Dr. Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor was born in 1967. He studied English at Cambridge University and Law at London University, and now lives and works as a lawyer in Sheffield. He has lectured on Christian symbolism to people of many faiths and those of none. This book was inspired by their enthusiastic reactions.
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