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  • How to Look at Stained Glass by Jane Brocket
    How to Look at Stained Glass (English, Paperback) Jane Brocket

    The magical qualities of stained glass have an enduring appeal, but church windows tend to be ignored as a form of creative and artistic expression.

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  • Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King
    Brunelleschi's Dome (Paperback) Ross King

    His life was one of ambition, ingenuity, rivalry and intrigue - a human drama set against the plagues, wars, political feuds and intellectual ferments of Renaissance Florence, the glorious era for which the dome remains the most compelling symbol.

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  • Rice's Church Primer by Matthew Rice
    Rice's Church Primer (English, Hardback) Matthew Rice

    The countryside, towns and cities of Britain are full of churches. They represent some of the most iconic, beautiful and occasionally bizarre buildings in the country. They have a lot to say about our history, our art and our ideas. But how do you read them? Through charming illustrations, Rice's Church Primer reveals the basic grammar and vocabulary of church architecture throughout the United...

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  • Medieval Church Architecture by Jon Cannon
    Medieval Church Architecture (English, Paperback) Jon Cannon

    By learning how to identify the stylistic phases that resulted from shifts in architectural fashion, it is possible to date each part of a church to within a decade or two. This book introduces key features of each succeeding style, from Anglo-Saxon and Norman through to the three great gothic styles, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular.

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  • Cathedrals of Britain by David Pepin
    Cathedrals of Britain (English, Paperback) David Pepin

    Covering not just Anglican but Roman Catholic and Scottish cathedrals, this book addresses the ongoing story of daily worship, conservation, pilgrimage and the tourism industry within cathedrals.

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  • The Great East Window of York Minster by Sarah Brown
    The Great East Window of York Minster (English, Paperback) Sarah Brown

    After an immense process of careful restoration and conservation, the outstanding artistry of the Great East Window is revealed afresh through state-of-the art photography that captures the complete sequence of major panels, in corrected placements, for the very first time. At the size of a tennis court, it is the largest single expanse of medieval stained glass in Britain and one of the largest...

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  • The Brass Eagle Lecterns of England by Marcus Meulen
    The Brass Eagle Lecterns of England (English, Paperback) Marcus Meulen

    The story of the wonderful brass eagle lecterns of England

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  • Unlocking the Church by William Whyte
    Unlocking the Church (English, Hardback) William Whyte

    Unlocking the Church is the story of a revolution. The Victorians transformed how churches were understood, experienced, and built. Initially controversial, this revolution was so successful, that it has now been forgotten. Yet it still shapes our experience of church buildings and also helps make sense of what we should do with them now.

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  • England's Thousand Best Churches by Simon Jenkins
    England's Thousand Best Churches (English, Hardback) Simon Jenkins

    The author has travelled the length and breadth of England to select his thousand best churches. Organised by county, each church is described - often with delightful asides - and given a star-rating from one to five. In this title, he contends that these churches house a gallery of vernacular art without equal in the world.

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  • The Parthenon by Mary Beard
    The Parthenon (Paperback) Mary Beard

    The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? This work tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens.

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  • Wales by Simon Jenkins
    Wales (English, Paperback) Simon Jenkins

    From the great citadels of Caernarvon, Powis and Beaumaris in the north, to the Victorian glories of Cardiff in the south, St David's cathedral in the west to the little hill church of Patrishow in the east, the buildings of Wales embody its history and are the equal of any in the British Isles. This title is suitable for those visiting Wales.

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  • The Sagrada Familia by Gijs van Hensbergen
    The Sagrada Familia (Paperback) Gijs van Hensbergen

    'Exquisite ... A wonderment of an essay about a wonderment of a building' Paul Preston...

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  • English Medieval Church Towers by W.E. David Ryan
    English Medieval Church Towers (English, Paperback) W.E. David Ryan

    A beautifully illustrated guide to the medieval church towers of the Northern Province of England.

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  • Churches by Simon Bradley
    Churches (English, Paperback) Simon Bradley

    This compact and accessible book is for anyone who would like to understand more about the architectural history of English churches. Clear and easy to use, the text explains the key components of church architecture?stylistic developments, functional requirements, regional variations, and arcane vocabulary. Readers can equip themselves to explore historic churches knowledgeably, evaluate...

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  • English Cathedral by Martin Barnes
    English Cathedral (English, Hardback) Martin Barnes, John Goodall

    Among the most magnificent buildings of England are its Anglican cathedrals, great symbols of spiritual and architectural power. There are few experiences more uplifting and humbling than standing in the nave of a cathedral, and no one can fail to marvel at Durham's incomparable Romanesque masterpiece, the elegant stylistic unity of Salisbury, the world-famous stained glass of Canterbury or the...

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  • England's Cathedrals by Simon Jenkins
    England's Cathedrals (English, Hardback) Simon Jenkins

    The author of the magisterial England's Thousand Best Churches turns his eye to England's cathedrals, with fascinating, personal - and often funny - insight into their history and their place in English life.

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  • Durham Cathedral by Durham Cathedral
    Durham Cathedral (English, Paperback) Durham Cathedral

    Including specially commissioned photography, this is a fresh and illuminating look at Durham Cathedral.

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  • The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland by Sharman Kadish
    The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland (English, Hardback) Sharman Kadish

    Illustrated with images and photographs, this book traces the architecture of the synagogue in Britain and Ireland from its discreet Georgian- and Regency-era beginnings to the golden age of the grand 'cathedral synagogues' of the High Victorian period.

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  • The Holy City of Medina by Harry Munt
    The Holy City of Medina (English, Paperback) Harry Munt

    Examines the emergence of Medina as a holy city, focusing on the historical developments of the first three Islamic centuries.

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  • The History of England's Cathedrals by Nicholas Orme
    The History of England's Cathedrals (Paperback) Nicholas Orme

    England's sixty or so Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals are among its most iconic buildings and attract thousands of worshippers and visitors every year. Yet though much has been written about their architecture, this book provides the first rounded account of the whole of their 1700 years from Roman times to the present day.

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