Rice's Church Primer
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The 16,000 parish churches of Britain come in a bewildering variety of styles, from Saxon to High Victorian. Readers of Country Life magazine have found Matthew Rice's friendly, accessible cribs indispensable in distinguishing Decorated from Perpendicular and unravelling the intricacies of blind arcades and nodding ogees. Assembled in book form and illustrated with the author's own charming watercolours, they explain the grammar of church architecture, with examples of building styles in chronological order and regional maps locating outstanding churches.