Matthew Rice Rice's Church Primer

ISBN 13: 9781408807521

Rice's Church Primer

4.53 avg rating
( 30 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781408807521: Rice's Church Primer
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The countryside, towns and cities of Britain are full of churches. They represent some of the most iconic, beautiful and occasionally bizarre buildings in the country. They have a lot to say about our history, our art and our ideas. But how do you read them? Through charming illustrations, Rice's Church Primer reveals the basic grammar and vocabulary of church architecture throughout the United Kingdom.

As Matthew Rice says, 'Once you can speak any language, conversations can begin, but without it communications can only be brief and brutish. The same is the case with Architecture: an inability to describe the component parts of a building leaves one tongue-tied and unable to begin to discuss what is or is not exciting, dull or peculiar about it.'

Rice's Church Primer explains the language of architecture in churches, from the restrained Norman style of William the Conqueror to the gilded excesses of the Baroque. The primer begins with an explanation of the basic 'Grammar' of churches: elevation, plan, fronts, vaults and towers. This allows the reader to easily understand what follows. Next comes the 'Vocabulary' of styles in chronological order, from ancient Saxon churches to modern cathedrals. Each period covers component parts like doors, windows, towers, pews, panelling and pulpits. Finally, there is a map pinpointing some of the best churches around the country, so you can practise your newfound fluency in real life.

With Matthew Rice's elegant and witty illustrations to guide you, suddenly you'll understand why naves are necessary, why towers are built as tall as possible and why sometimes even the most respectable church needs a good flying buttress.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Matthew Rice is the acclaimed author and illustrator of Rice's Architectural Primer; you might also have seen his work in Country Life, on his own calendar or on much of his wife Emma Bridgewater's pottery. He lives in Oxford and Norfolk.

Review:

The perfect stocking filler for the ecclesiastical enthusiast * House & Garden * The words are as engaging as the illustrations, for Mr Rice is a wordsmith as well as a penman, and manages, through both skills, to bring an understanding of the development of church architecture within reach of any reader whose depth of ignorance is matched by the breadth of their curiosity. -- Alan Titchmarsh * Sunday Telegraph * Charming, wittily illustrated ... Definitely one to slip into the glove apartment * Saga * Delightful * Country Life * Beautifully illustrated throughout ... It's easy to not only be enlightened but also delighted by Rice's drawings, which border on impish and quirky at times ... This is a delightful book, a welcoming introduction that's perfect for anyone who doesn't know their Perpendicular from their Decorated * BBC Countryfile *

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rice, Matthew
ISBN 10: 1408807521 ISBN 13: 9781408807521
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 18622542-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Matthew Rice
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 1408807521 ISBN 13: 9781408807521
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The countryside, towns and cities of Britain are full of churches. They represent some of the most iconic, beautiful and occasionally bizarre buildings in the country. They have a lot to say about our history, our art and our ideas. But how do you read them? Through charming illustrations, Rice s Church Primer reveals the basic grammar and vocabulary of church architecture throughout the United Kingdom. As Matthew Rice says, Once you can speak any language, conversations can begin, but without it communications can only be brief and brutish. The same is the case with Architecture: an inability to describe the component parts of a building leaves one tongue-tied and unable to begin to discuss what is or is not exciting, dull or peculiar about it. Rice s Church Primer explains the language of architecture in churches, from the restrained Norman style of William the Conqueror to the gilded excesses of the Baroque. The primer begins with an explanation of the basic Grammar of churches: elevation, plan, fronts, vaults and towers. This allows the reader to easily understand what follows. Next comes the Vocabulary of styles in chronological order, from ancient Saxon churches to modern cathedrals. Each period covers component parts like doors, windows, towers, pews, panelling and pulpits. Finally, there is a map pinpointing some of the best churches around the country, so you can practise your newfound fluency in real life. With Matthew Rice s elegant and witty illustrations to guide you, suddenly you ll understand why naves are necessary, why towers are built as tall as possible and why sometimes even the most respectable church needs a good flying buttress. Seller Inventory # AA79781408807521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Matthew Rice
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 1408807521 ISBN 13: 9781408807521
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The countryside, towns and cities of Britain are full of churches. They represent some of the most iconic, beautiful and occasionally bizarre buildings in the country. They have a lot to say about our history, our art and our ideas. But how do you read them? Through charming illustrations, Rice s Church Primer reveals the basic grammar and vocabulary of church architecture throughout the United Kingdom. As Matthew Rice says, Once you can speak any language, conversations can begin, but without it communications can only be brief and brutish. The same is the case with Architecture: an inability to describe the component parts of a building leaves one tongue-tied and unable to begin to discuss what is or is not exciting, dull or peculiar about it. Rice s Church Primer explains the language of architecture in churches, from the restrained Norman style of William the Conqueror to the gilded excesses of the Baroque. The primer begins with an explanation of the basic Grammar of churches: elevation, plan, fronts, vaults and towers. This allows the reader to easily understand what follows. Next comes the Vocabulary of styles in chronological order, from ancient Saxon churches to modern cathedrals. Each period covers component parts like doors, windows, towers, pews, panelling and pulpits. Finally, there is a map pinpointing some of the best churches around the country, so you can practise your newfound fluency in real life. With Matthew Rice s elegant and witty illustrations to guide you, suddenly you ll understand why naves are necessary, why towers are built as tall as possible and why sometimes even the most respectable church needs a good flying buttress. Seller Inventory # AA79781408807521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rice, Matthew
ISBN 10: 1408807521 ISBN 13: 9781408807521
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VV-9781408807521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rice, Matthew
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 10: 1408807521 ISBN 13: 9781408807521
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1408807521 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1286424

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rice, Matthew
Published by A&C Black
ISBN 10: 1408807521 ISBN 13: 9781408807521
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description A&C Black. Condition: New. 2013. Hardcover. Num Pages: 224 pages, Colour. BIC Classification: 1DBK; AMN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 150 x 22. Weight in Grams: 490. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781408807521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Rice Matthew
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 1408807521 ISBN 13: 9781408807521
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1408807521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Rice, Matthew
Published by A&C Black (2013)
ISBN 10: 1408807521 ISBN 13: 9781408807521
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description A&C Black, 2013. Condition: New. 2013. Hardcover. Num Pages: 224 pages, Colour. BIC Classification: 1DBK; AMN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 150 x 22. Weight in Grams: 490. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781408807521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Matthew Rice
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN 10: 1408807521 ISBN 13: 9781408807521
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781408807521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Matthew Rice
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (2013)
ISBN 10: 1408807521 ISBN 13: 9781408807521
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # EH9781408807521

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book