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The House of God: Church Architecture, Style and History Paperback – 3 May 2005

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Product details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (3 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050028556X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500285565
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 24.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,311,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'A magnificent production, immensely detailed yet also readable, and with superb colour photographs that capture the mystery and glory, the power and intricate beauty of Christian art and architecture down the ages... Dr Norman's scholarship and knowledge, backed by his extensive travels, shine out over a vast mass of detail, put into accessible and digestible form' - The Tablet 'A remarkable achievement: lucid, wide-ranging, with a passion for architecture and ideas' - The Observer 'This book transcends all others in the genre... a classic compendium that will inspire and engage the most jaded reader' - The Evening Standard 'Norman combines great scholarship with first-hand experience and an infectious enthusiasm to produce a truly impressive work... a joy to read' - RIBA Journal 'Lucid and magisterial... it has important implications for the understanding of the nature of religion' - The Sunday Telegraph"

About the Author

Edward Norman has served as Dean of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Dean and Chaplain at Christ Church College, Canterbury. Among his other books are Christianity and the World Order and Victorian Christian Socialists.

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A sumptuously illustrated survey of Christian architecture in Europe and the Americas, from Roman times through to the twentieth century. The text in layman's terms is accessible and there is a helpful glossary and good index.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 5 April 2011
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Excellent photographs, most of which I had not seen before. Well written and well printed. As an architect and a pastor, I have enjoyed the book immensely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good history and architecture combined 27 Jan. 2010
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I collect books on church architecture and most of them are nice books filled with pictures and usually a brief comment on the photos. This one surpassed my expectations by also giving an excellent history of the church related to the evolving styles of church architecture. Well done!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Architecture of God 3 Jan. 2011
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This book is lovely. The architecture sumptuous as a testament to God Almighty. I hope a lot of people read this book.
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