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How to read a church : an illustrated guide to images, symbols and meanings in churches and cathedrals

Author: Richard Taylor
Publisher: London : Rider, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Illustrated edView all editions and formats
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Churches and cathedrals were originally built to be read. They are alive with images and symbols--all of which are packed with meaning. But today few people, from regular visitors to tourists, truly understand the wealth of meaning in what they find there. How to Read a Church is must reading for anybody who wants to know more about what they see in a church or cathedral. It explores the principal features of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Taylor
ISBN: 1844132382 9781844132386
OCLC Number: 60793006
Notes: Previous edition: 2003.
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Reading a church: preliminaries --
Church building and furniture --
Crosses and crucifixes --
God --
Jesus --
The Virgin Mary --
Saints --
The Old Testament --
Doctors, angels and abstracts --
Animals, birds and fish --
Plants --
Letters and words --
How to read a priest --
Appendix: The creed sequence.
Responsibility: Richard Taylor.

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