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Churches and cathedrals of London text by Stephen Humphrey ; photographs by James Morris ; foreword by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

By: Humphrey, Stephen C.
Contributor(s): Morris, James.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : New Holland, 2000Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1859745547.Subject(s): Church buildings -- England -- London | Church buildings | Cathedrals | London | Church architecture | Cathedrals -- England | Church architecture -- England -- London | London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc | London (England)Online resources: Publisher description
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Aimed at both the casual visitor and the more serious devotee of art, architecture and history, this text presents a pictoral celebration of London's churches and cathedrals. Covering 47 buildings, the text details the evolution of architectural style and the role of the church in history.

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Humphrey, editor of the comprehensive two-volume Blue Guide English Churches and Chapels (1991), has in Churches and Cathedrals of London produced a wonderfully descriptive account of sacred spaces in England's capital city. James Morris's lavish color photographs greatly enrich the text. After a useful introduction to the history of church building in London, the text covers a selection of 47 examples, spanning fairly evenly more than a thousand years of building. Included in each entry is a general history of the church and a survey of the building fabric dating various portions of the building, select monuments and memorials, and liturgical fittings when possible. The entries are far more narrative and detailed than those in the Blue Guide and the photographs convey a better sense of the building, although the breadth is far from comprehensive. Humphrey has kept pace with the scholarship and incorporates recent findings in his entries. Serious scholars, however, will be disappointed by the lack of any contextual interpretation. Furthermore, there are no floor plans or period engravings among the illustrations and no footnotes in the text. General readers; lower-division undergraduate through graduate students. L. P. Nelson University of Virignia