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4.1 out of 5 stars
Church Architecture: A Glossary of Terms (Discovering)
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on 1 September 2008
I am very interested in old churches, and for a long time I have been looking for good books about churches that are not just coffee-table books, but that also do not assume that you are an expert on architecture and art history. This thin book gave me just the crash course I needed to read some of the more advanced books. I've actually read it several times, and keep consulting it still. There are similar book out there, like the The Sutton Companion to Churches. That one is more detailed, but also contains a lot of terms that you are less likely to come across. This books gives you the basic terms that will enable you to read the standard books about churches and actually understand what they are talking about!
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on 21 May 2011
This liitle book is rather a gem. It's a quick reference book with an endearing introduction. It is suitable for nervous new vicars who don't know their nave from their apse; refined but steely ladies who like to sit in tea shops with a cup of tea and a slice of fruit cake after a gruelling round of visits to medieval churches and manor houses; and groovy drug-fuelled architecture students who are too knackered to read the RIBA/uni recommended list for church architecture. It is a pictorial glossary and has really sweet illustrations. Memorise it and you will have a superior knowledge than most. At that price you could even buy a box load and flog them at the local church jumble sale!
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on 22 January 2016
Writing my first church quinquennial report and was really useful
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on 6 September 2016
Been very useful and enjoyable
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