The Lion Companion to Church Architecture

The Lion Companion to Church Architecture

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For centuries, churches have been a key part of the landscape of the world. In this fascinating book, David Stancliffe takes us back to the earliest churches, showing how they were conceived as spaces for worship. We see their historical development from the early Roman house churches, through Byzantine, Romanesque and on to Gothic. With the Reformation came significant change in the religious landscape - these changes are described and the journey to the modern understanding of church architecture explored. The book is infused throughout with the spirit of human quest for meaning and transcendence. The text is lavishly illustrated with over 500 colour illustrations, photography, cutaways and line drawings.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 218 x 264 x 28mm | 1,238.3g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0745951902
  • 9780745951904
  • 648,648

About David Stancliffe

Da vid Stancliffe has been Bishop of Salisbury since 1993. He has until recently served as Chairman of the Church of England's Liturgical Commission and has also ben a member of the Council for the Care of Churches. He currently serves on the Cathedrals' Fabric Commission. Publications include works on liturgy, worship and the Christian Year.show more

Table of contents

Contents: Chapter one - Sacred Space Chapter two - The Throne Room of God Chapter three - Beacons of Light Chapter four - Romanesque: The Language of Kings Chapter five - The Gothic Vision: Seizing Space Chapter six - Late Gothic Chapter seven - The Renaissance and the Catholic Revival Chapter eight - The Reformation and the Invention of Printing Chapter nine - The Gothic Revival Chapter ten - Liturgical Reform in the Twentieth Centuryshow more

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