The Secret Language of Churches & Cathedrals: Decoding the Sacred Symbolism of Christianity's Holy Building
Super Savings Item! Save 33% on the The Secret Language of Churches & Cathedrals: Decoding the Sacred Symbolism of Christianity's Holy Building by Watkins Publishing at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Who is depicted in that stained glass window? What is the significance of those geometric figures? Why are there fierce-looking beasts carved amidst
The Secret Language of Churches & Cathedrals provides a three-part illustrated key by which modern visitors can understand the layout, fabric and decorative symbolism of Christian sacred structures - thereby bringing back to life their original atmosphere of awe and sanctity.
Part One is an analysis of structural features, outside and in, from spires and domes to clerestories and brasses.
Part Two is a theme-by-theme guide, which identifies significant figures, scenes, stories, animals, flowers, and the use of numbers, letters and patterns in paintings, carvings and sculpture.
Part Three is a historical decoder, revealing the evolution of styles - from basilicas through Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and beyond. For all those who seek to know more about Christian art and architecture, this richly illustrated book will instruct and delight in equal measure.
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