The Secret Language of Churches and Cathedrals

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    The Secret Language of Churches and Cathedrals

    Decoding the Sacred Symbolism of Christianity's Holy Buildings

    Richard Stemp

    Duncan Baird 2010

    Hardback 224pp Illustrated 295x230mm

    9781844839162   Product Code: 10905

    Every element of a church or cathedral has a purpose, whether structural or symbolic. This illustrated guide to the language of Christian buildings identifies the key features found in the fabric, furniture and decoration of churches from different periods and different branches of the faith. Including such famous buildings as Notre Dame in Paris and St Paul's in London, it traces the development of church architecture and explains how the builders intended their work to be 'read' symbolically.

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