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Description - Great Churches of the Northwest by

Twenty-five churches in Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside are here featured in a series of captivating photographic portraits by Matthew Byrne. The selection has been made on the basis of architectural distinction, beauty, quality of sculpture, carving or stained glass, historical interest or dramatic setting. The churches include remote medieval chapels, grand Victorian churches and modern city-centre landmarks in Manchester and Liverpool. Matthew Byrne's text displays a deep understanding and affection for church architecture, and his atmospheric photography captures the spirit of these unique buildings as architectural heritage, as historic monuments and as places of Christian devotion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780711229167
ISBN-10: 0711229163
Format: Hardback
(267mm x 250mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography -

Matthew Byrne has photographed churches in every county of England and has published illustrated articles on the subject in a number of magazines. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1988 for his work in architectural photography.