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Rosslyn Chapel: An Icon Through the Ages Hardcover – 18 Aug 2008

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  • Hardcover: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd (18 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841587249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841587240
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 22.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,322,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Angelo Maggi is an Italian scholar and authority on the Chapel who collaborated with Lady Rosslyn on 'Rosslyn: Country of Painter and Poet', a major exhibition on Rosslyn in the National Gallery of Scotland. An expert on the architecture of Rosslyn - which was the feature of his PhD thesis - he lectured at the Edinburgh College of Art and is now based in Italy.


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There is little doubt that Angelo Maggi has produced a lavishly illustrated book in 'Rosslyn Chapel:An Icon Through the Ages'. There are many excellent reproductions from paintings and photographs taken of this stunning building throughout it's history. The author has done much research about the construction and history of this endlessly fascinating chapel and it is always an interesting read. I must admit though that I was slightly disappointed when I received this book and I will explain why.

Quite simply, I expected there to be a lot more discussion about the many carvings that fill the chapel and was even more disappointed at the lack of illustrations of the said carvings. Many of the illustrations are repeated in some form and mainly show the structure of the chapel. Maybe I am being churlish as there is no question that this is a generally very well produced book and well worth purchasing for anyone with an interest in Rosslyn Chapel. In no way do I regret buying this fine book and if it featured more on the carvings then I would definitely have given it five stars.
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