How to Read Churches : A Crash Course in Christian Architecture



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Author: McNamara, Dr Denis R.

Religious buildings

Published on 21 February 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Herbert Press Ltd) in the United Kingdom as part of 'the How to Read' series.

Paperback | 256 pages, Colour illustrations throughout
157 x 138 x 18 | 408g

A handy and easy-to-carry book which offers a visual approach to reading the architecture of churches.

Covering all the ecclesiastical building types of Western Christianity, you are taken on a journey tracing the development of the church building from the simple stone halls of the Anglo-Saxon period right through to the eclectic designs of the nineteenth century. Another addition to the bestselling series, How to Read Churches is a pocket-sized practical guide showing you how to search for architectural clues that tell hidden stories expressing the liturgical function and spiritual symbolism of a church building.