The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals of Great Britain
Arranged alphabetically from Bath Abbey to York Minster, Sue Dobson’s selection includes Anglican, Catholic and Presbyterian cathedrals, abbeys now in ruins and abbey churches, and notable parish churches such as Great St Mary’s (the ‘University Church’) in Cambridge and the Norman church of St Kyneburgha in Castor. Dobson describes every building, noting particular features worth seeking out, sketching its history and revealing little-known facts and anecdotes.
The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals of the World
This personal selection of great ecclesiastical architecture features buildings in 27 countries. Chosen both for decorative interest and for the stories behind them, the structures range from Ethiopian rock-hewn churches to Rio de Janeiro’s colossal concrete cathedral.
2001–2006 From Devastation to Restoration
The 2001 fire at Peterborough Cathedral came close to destroying the Nave’s unique 13th-century painted ceiling. This book combines the Dean’s personal account of the building’s restoration with an art historian’s analysis of the ceiling’s artistry and iconography.
The Art, Architecture and Archaeology of the Royal Abbey and Royal Palace (2 Volumes)
The first volume of this well-illustrated collection of essays comprises 15 studies on Westminster Abbey, with topics including the medieval and early Tudor topography of Westminster, the Romanesque monastic buildings, and polychromy at the Abbey, 1250–1350. In Volume II, eleven essays deal with the Palace of Westminster and its wider topography between the late 11th century and the devastating fire of 1834.
Parish Churches in the Early Modern World
The religious upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries led to changes in the design, furnishings and uses of parish churches, which nonetheless remained at the heart of local communities. The essays in this interdisciplinary collection examine the evolution of such buildings across different confessions, both in Europe and in the global colonial context, especially Asia and the Americas.
Medieval Art and Architecture in the Diocese of Glasgow
After an introductory, general account of the cathedral, this collection of 13 papers covers a variety of specialized subjects, among them the cult of St Kentigern at the cathedral in the 12th century, Scottish Romanesque sculpture, the stellar vaults of the inner crypt, and excavations at the cathedral in 1992–3.
King's College Chapel, Aberdeen
In two parts, on the pre- and post-Reformation chapel, this volume of 26 essays discusses the organization of the chapel within the university; worship; architecture and fittings, including medieval bells and misericords; and the later monuments, stained glass and sundial.
Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals
Studies on Architecture, Stained Glass and Sculpture in Honor of Anne Prache
After an overview of Professor Prache’s career and intellectual legacy, this volume of 13 illustrated essays by her former colleagues and students encompasses a range of approaches including technology-based and geometry-centred studies of architecture, stained glass read as an essential part of a building’s history, and the search for meaning in portal sculptures.
Medieval Churches of West Yorkshire
Based on a major field survey by the West Yorkshire Archaeological Service that aimed to establish a ‘fabric history’ for the medieval churches of the county, this volume draws out some of the principal themes of church building from the Anglo-Saxon era to the 19th-century and the effects of the medieval revival. The book concludes with a gazetteer of all 69 churches discussed. Off-mint.
England's Historic Churches by Train
A Companion Volume to England's Cathedrals by Train
In this companion volume to England’s Cathedrals by Train, Naylor visits 32 churches, including abbeys and priories as well as parish churches, each one chosen for a particularly interesting feature; whether the twisted spire of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield or the 1,000-year-old Bath Abbey, where England’s first king was crowned (and nearby, Brunel’s Box Tunnel).
St Peter's, Cardross
Birth, Death and Renewal
The striking concrete structure of St Peter’s College has stood on a hill above the Scottish village of Cardross since the mid 1960s, but after the closure of the seminary in 1980 the building was abandoned to decay and vandalism. This book traces the evolution of the College’s innovative Modernist design and celebrates its recent rebirth as a cultural space. A section of colour photographs documents both the site’s dilapidation and the 2016 Hinterland event at which it was officially reopened.
Turkish Mosques & Tombs
At their peak in the 15th and 16th centuries, Ottoman architects created some of the most beautiful buildings in the world. The 125 photographs in this book offer breathtaking and surprising glimpses of some 20 mosques and tombs in Istanbul, Bursa and Edirne. Mary Cross charts the development of the Ottoman style, its unparalleled use of space, ornament and colour, and the role of the great architect Sinan and his pupils. A map, glossary and timeline of sultans are included.
The Anglo-Saxon Church of All Saints, Brixworth, Northamptonshire
Survey, Excavation and Analysis, 1972–2010
The church of All Saints at Brixworth, dating from the eighth century, is a building of outstanding importance and it has been the subject of archaeological study since 1972. This volume is the meticulously detailed report of that 40-year-long project.
The Chapel of St John the Baptist in the Church of São Roque
The Commission, The Building, The Collections
In the historic centre of Lisbon stands a chapel commissioned by King John V, which was entirely constructed in Rome during the 1740s before being transported and reassembled at the Church of São Roque. This study of the building features contributions from experts on its architecture and outstanding decoration – sculpture, painting and mosaics – in addition to information about its collections of books, metalwork and textiles.
Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland
An Architectural Guide
Britain’s Jewish community is its longest-established religious minority and, since its readmission to the country in the 17th century, has created a rich architectural legacy of synagogues and charitable institutions. Illustrated in colour, this book remains the only comprehensive guide to such sites, from the ancient Jew’s House in Lincoln to London’s historic Bevis Marks Synagogue. It includes easy-to-follow heritage trails around former Jewish quarters, with full postcodes for satnav users. Slightly off-mint.
Make a Joyful Noise
Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral
Luca della Robbia’s fine Cantoria – an organ loft and singers’ gallery – was installed in Florence Cathedral in 1438, opposite a similar structure by Donatello. The essays in this beautifully illustrated volume present analysis of details from the Cantoria’s carved reliefs depicting musicians, as well as research into the organs and choirbooks that were once used in the gallery. A postscript describes how this Renaissance masterpiece has been displayed in its new context at the Museo dell’Opera.
Some 170 parish churches are featured in this book, which was inspired by a year-long pilgrimage through Devon’s atmospheric landscapes in search of the county’s finest ecclesiastical architecture. From the tiny church of Trentishoe on the remote fringes of Exmoor to the soaring spire of St Michael’s in Exeter, it highlights each building’s most interesting features, with photographs illustrating treasures such as medieval rood screens and roof bosses, Norman fonts and Elizabethan monuments.
Discovering Churches and Churchyards
A Guide to the Architecture of English Parish Churches from Anglo-Saxon Times to 1900
Mark Child provides a concise, illustrated history of English ecclesiastical architecture from the earliest stone buildings of the Anglo-Saxons to the end of the Victorian era, and explains the key architectural features that identify each period and style. Off-mint.
An Architectural History
The Benedictine Abbey of Downside in Somerset is one of the glories of the Gothic Revival, its mighty tower a landmark for miles. Written by leading architectural historians including Gavin Stamp and Alan Powers, this handsome book traces the story of its creation from Pugin's conception to its completion by Giles Gilbert Scott. Richly illustrated with drawings, plans, archive photographs and dramatic new colour images, this study is both an architectural record and a celebration of an inspirational place.
Anglican Church-Building in London 1946–2012
After the Blitz devastated many of London's historic churches, some 250 new ones were built throughout the capital, mostly in the Modernist style. They have received little attention, and some have fallen into neglect or been demolished, but as this unique survey makes clear many have considerable architectural merit. A general introduction is followed by a borough-by-borough gazetteer, with each entry illustrated by both an interior and exterior view. The book concludes with a list of architects and their work.
Louis C Tiffany and the Art of Devotion
Although better known for their stained-glass windows, Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Tiffany Studios created entire interior designs for many of America's leading congregations – Protestant, Catholic and Jewish – providing mosaics, floors and lighting in addition to objects such as altarpieces, pulpits, candlesticks, headstones, vestments and jewellery. Focusing on their church decorations and memorials, this lavish exhibition catalogue reproduces preliminary cartoons and sketches as well as archive photographs of finished pieces, many never before published.
The Villa Civilization in the Mainland Dominion
Until its conquest by Napoleon in 1797, Venice was not only a great maritime trading power, but controlled a substantial swath of the Italian mainland: the Veneto. After a general historical introduction, this magnificent volume takes the reader on a chronological tour of 28 of the lavish villas built by the city's patricians in Verona, Padua and other mainland cities. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs, it offers an unparalleled overview of the evolution of art and architecture over five centuries.
The Creation of Gothic Architecture
An Illustrated Thesaurus: The Ark of God. Vol 1–2
Focused on Gothic buildings within the Paris Basin, but with occasional excursions, The Creation of Gothic Architecture aims to provide an overall chronology through the study of every available example of the various architectural elements, primarily using photographs, with commentaries, and supported by documents where they exist. Comprising Volumes 1 and 2, the first part of the study dates buildings between 1170 and 1250 using a single repeatable type of decoration – foliage – and drawing on 288 documents. No jacket.