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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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  • London's City Churches by Stephen Millar
    London's City Churches (English, Paperback) Stephen Millar

    From the earliest medieval remains to the handful of churches rebuilt after 1945, this pocket guide includes some of London's finest architecture The sanctity of the church has prevented London's churches from being redeveloped or altered in any significant way, and so they remain historical islands while the environment around them has changed beyond recognition. This guide is packed with...

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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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  • 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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  • The Golden Temple Of Amritsar by Amandeep Singh Madra
    The Golden Temple Of Amritsar (English, Hardback) Amandeep Singh Madra

    From its founding in 1588, the Golden Temple has come to symbolise the epitome of Sikh architecture as well as the undying love of its devotees. The complex that developed around it was, as one eyewitness put it, the Sikhs' very own 'Vatican City'.In its heyday in the early 1800s, not only was it the finest example of the unique Sikh architectural style, it was also highly regarded as a centre of...

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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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  • Tiny Churches by Dixe Wills
    Tiny Churches (English, Hardback) Dixe Wills

    Discover 60 of Britain's most perfect diminutive churches that prove small is beautiful. Descriptive background text brings the history of each tiny church to life.

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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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  • Empire of Death by Paul Koudounaris
    Empire of Death (English, Hardback) Paul Koudounaris

    Takes the reader on an international tour of macabre and devotional architectural masterpieces in nearly 20 countries. This book brings together some of the world's most important charnel sites, ranging from the crypts of the Capuchin monasteries in Italy, to the strange tomb of a 1960s wealthy Peruvian nobleman.

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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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  • Stones and Crosses of the North York Moors by Steve Estill
    Stones and Crosses of the North York Moors (English, Paperback) Steve Estill

    A photographic journey around the standing stones and crosses of the North York Moors National Park, with their history, myths and legends, Ordnance Survey map references and easy routes to take. It also promotes the splendour of the moors, with descriptions and images taken while travelling on the suggested routes.

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  • The British Mosque by Shahed Saleem
    The British Mosque (English, Hardback) Shahed Saleem

    This book will be the first comprehensive survey and record of the architectural history of the British Muslim community, and the first to connect a British Muslim architectural and social history together.

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

    A definitive and illuminating biography of one of the most famous - and most famously unfinished - buildings in the world, the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona. ...

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  • Mosques by Leyla Uluhanli
    Mosques (English, Hardback) Leyla Uluhanli

    One of the most important and authoritative books to celebrate mosque architecture and Islamic design, featuring many new photographs commissioned for this volume.

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  • The Making of Assisi by Donal Cooper
    The Making of Assisi (English, Hardback) Donal Cooper, Janet Eileen Robson

    The election in 1288 of Nicholas IV, the first Franciscan pope, was the catalyst for the creation of frescoes of unprecedented intellectual ambition in the Basilica of San Francesco. This book investigates the particular historical moment in which the frescoes were made, casting new light on their patronage and iconography.

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  • Fifty English Steeples by Julian Flannery
    Fifty English Steeples (English, Hardback) Julian Flannery

    Presents a systematic survey of the fifty most important medieval parish church towers and spires in England, covering a period of some five hundred years. In this title, the introduction provides an overview of the technological and aesthetic development of towers and spires, and examines the evolution of their major architectural elements.

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  • East End Jewish Cemeteries by Louis Berk
    East End Jewish Cemeteries (English, Paperback) Louis Berk

    Fine art photography and a history of two fascinating Jewish cemeteries in London's East End.

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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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  • Entryways of Milan - Ingressi Di Milano by Karl Kolbitz
    Entryways of Milan - Ingressi Di Milano (English, Hardback) Penny Sparke, Delfino Sisto Legnani

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