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The Treasures of English Churches By Dr Matthew Byrne

The Treasures of English Churches by Dr Matthew Byrne

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The Treasures of English Churches: Witnesses to the History of a Nation by Dr Matthew Byrne

This celebration of some of the greatest art, architecture and furniture to be found in English churches offers a fascinating account of centuries of accumulated wealth, and is set off by a selection of breathtaking photographs by Matthew Byrne. It covers changing architectural styles across the centuries, and prominent examples of artistic work, including stained glass, rood screens, church monuments and curious carvings. This book is published in association with The National Churches Trust, a national, independent charity dedicated to supporting church buildings across the UK.

The Treasures of English Churches Reviews

This book will be a sheer delight for anyone who enjoys the magnificent artefacts to be found in our metropolitan cathedrals and remote parish churches. * Parish Pump *
The Treasures of English Churches will make your soul soar. -- Harry Mount * Catholic Herald *

About Dr Matthew Byrne

Matthew Byrne has been exploring, studying and photographing English churches for nearly 40 years. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1988 for his work in architectural photography. He has published three previous books: Great Churches of the Northwest, Beautiful Churches, and English Parish Churches and Chapels: Art, Architecture and People.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction The Art of the Early English Church Norman England: A New Sculpture of Power and Domination Stained Glass at Canterbury Cathedral Medieval Musicians at Beverley, East Yorkshire Masterpieces of Medieval Woodcarving The Contribution of the Medieval Painters Village Life: A Year in the Life of a Medieval Peasant Village Life: Medieval Life from Birth to Death The Monuments: The Theatre of Piety The Monuments: The Theatre of Pomp and Pride The Monuments: The Theatre of War The Monuments: The Theatre of Pathos Jacobean and Baroque Woodwork Portrait of a Cotswold Churchyard Eighteenth-Century Interiors Victorian Interiors: The Beauty of Holiness Curiosities: Oddities and Bygones The Nation Remembers the Wars Modern Art

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GOR011580329
9781784424893
1784424897
The Treasures of English Churches: Witnesses to the History of a Nation by Dr Matthew Byrne
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20210513
160
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