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

Author: Richard Stemp
Publisher: London : DBP, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Stemp
ISBN: 9781780289618 1780289618
OCLC Number: 931642393
Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Secret language of churches and cathedrals
Responsibility: Richard Stemp.

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