The perfect guide for enthusiasts wanting to understand more about the architectural history of English churches.
This accessible book is for anyone who would like to understand more about the architectural history of English churches. Clear and easy to use, the text explains the key components of church architecture-stylistic developments, functional requirements, regional variations, and arcane vocabulary. Readers can equip themselves to explore historic churches knowledgeably, evaluate dates and restoration phases, interpret stained glass and monuments, and make their own discoveries. Written by one of the editors of the Pevsner Architectural Guides and distilling years of experience visiting churches, the book includes explanations of how to learn more from building plans, tips for further research, searching for clues, and analyzing the evidence.
The acclaimed Pevsner Architectural Guides were launched in 1951 by the architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner. His aim was to create up-to-date, portable guides to the most significant buildings across the UK which would suit both general readers and specialists. Now published by Yale University Press, they were awarded The Longman/History Today Trustees’ Award in 2013.
‘Yale University Press deserves all the plaudits it has already received for perpetuating the series and bringing it as close to perfection as is possible in an imperfect world’
Simon Bradley is joint series editor of the Pevsner Architectural Guides.
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