Churches: Explore the Symbols, Learn the Language and Discover the History

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Churches and cathedrals contain a wealth of fascinating architectural detail as well as symbols that are often hard to interpret. This insightful guide explores the extraordinary richness and diversity of features common to churches and cathedrals and explains their meaning as well as their significance to the building as a whole. The defining characteristics of key architectural eras over the centuries are also identified, including Norman, gothic, and classical. Whether a tiny parish church or a grand cathedral, this is the perfect resource for appreciating the traditions, meanings, and beauty of these important and sacred buildings.

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Timothy Brittain-Catlin contributes to Architectural Review and World of Interiors. He is the author of Collins Gem Architecture and Collins Need to Know? How to Read a Building.

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