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The secret language of churches & cathedrals : decoding the sacred symbolism of Christianity's holy buildings / Richard Stemp.

Stemp, Richard, (author.).

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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 726.5 STEMP (Text) 33946003131310 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781780289618
  • ISBN: 1780289618
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London : DBP, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-224) and index .
Summary, etc.: "Who is depicted in that stained glass window? What is the significance of those geometric figures? Why are there fierce-looking beasts carved amidst all that beauty? Is there a deeper purpose behind the play of light and space in the nave? Why is there a pelican on the lectern and ornate foliage on the pillars? The largely illiterate medieval audience could read the symbols of churches and cathedrals and recognise the meanings and stories deliberately encoded into them. For worshippers these were places of religious education and an awe-inspiring feast that satisfied both the senses and the soul. Today, in an age less attuned to iconography, such places of worship are often seen merely as magnificent works of architecture. This book restores the lost spiritual meaning of these fine and fascinating buildings. "--Amazon.com
Subject: Church architecture.
Christian art and symbolism.
Church decoration and ornament.
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