How to Read a Church: A Guide to Symbols and Images in Churches and Cathedrals by Richard Taylor hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Rider, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: Churches and cathedrals were originally built to be read. They are alive with images and symbols. But today few people, including regular visitors, truly understand the wealth of meaning in what they find there.
How to Read a Church is for anybody who wants to know more about what they see in a church or cathedral. It explains the significance of church layout, the symbolism of key scenes and the importance of details such as the use of colours and letters. As well as exploring recurring motifs, it looks at how to read the priest and the congregation, and considers the ways in which churches reflect the Christian year. Ranging from major themes to small but vital features, How to Read a Church is a fascinating guide to the history, meanings and messages of these beautiful buildings and the treasures that they contain.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[X] 246 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8″ x 5¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Architecture category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…