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Description - How To Read A Church by Professor Richard Taylor

Churches and cathedrals play an essential part in our heritage. As community-centred places of worship and as important tourist attractions, they are visited by millions of people every year. But churches were originally built to be read, and so they are packed with images, symbols and meanings that often need explanation for visitors. How to Read a Church is a lively and fascinating guide to what a visitor to a church is likely to find there and how to interpret the common images and meanings in church art and architecture. It will explain how to identify people, scenes, details and their significance, and will explore the symbolism of different animals, plants, colours, numbers and letters - and what this all means. It will be an essential guide for anyone who has ever visited / is visiting a church or cathedral, and for those who want to know more about these incredible buildings and the art they contain.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844130535
ISBN-10: 1844130533
Format: Hardback
(204mm x 135mm x 27mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Rider & Co
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Professor Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor was born in 1967. He studied English at Oxford University and Law at London University, and now lives and works in South Yorkshire. He has lectured on Christian symbolism to people of many faiths and those of none. He is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC TV series 'Churches- How to Read Them', inspired by this book.

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