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Item Number: 115030
Title: Historic English Churches : A Guide to their Construction, Design and Features
Author: Sharpe, Geoffrey R
Price: Not Available
ISBN: 9781848858077
Description: London-New York: I.B. Tauris, 2011. 22cm., hardcover, 260pp., 134 illus. Summary: The ancient churches and cathedrals of England's towns and countryside are among the glories of our national heritage. Yet how were our ancestors able to construct these often substantial edifices without the benefit of modern techniques? How did the medieval masons plan, design and oversee their construction? What methods of construction were used by the medieval carpenters to realise the magnificent roofs and ceilings we see today? In this unique guide, Geoffrey R. Sharpe brings forty years experience of caring for historic buildings to show us how, from the original planning and preparation to the final construction and decoration. In a final chapter the author shows the reader how to assess the history and development of a church from the constructional and architectural clues contained within its features. The result is a work that adds a whole new dimension to our understanding of English church building and architecture.

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