FIFTY ENGLISH STEEPLES

The finest medieval parish church towers and spires in England

Autor: flannery, julian

Idioma: INGLES

Nº Edición: 1ª

Año Edición: 2016

Páginas: 496

Código: 50343142

$4.125,00

Descripción

This book – an astonishing achievement following five years of detailed and original research – presents the first systematic survey of the fifty most important medieval parish church towers and spires in England, covering a period of some five hundred years. The introduction provides an overview of the technological and aesthetic development of towers and spires, and examines the evolution of their major architectural elements. The process of medieval steeple construction is also explored. The main part of the book is devoted to a richly illustrated survey of the fifty most important medieval steeples in England, from renowned Saxon churches such as Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, to those of almost cathedral-like proportions such as Salle in Norfolk or Chipping Campden in the heart of the Cotswolds.