The Eighteenth-Century Church in Britain
This ambitious and generously illustrated study is an in-depth account of the architectural character of a vast range of eighteenth-century ecclesiastical buildings, including the Anglican parish churches, medieval cathedrals repaired and modified during the period, and Dissenting and Catholic chapels and mausoleums. The first substantial study of the subject to appear in...more
Hardcover, 800 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Paul Mellon Centre BA
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This is an extraordinary book. First impression: the sheer scale, the ton of glossy pages, infinity of quality illustrations, a whole CD-ROM of sources - is staggering. But as you read this is no coffee table book - the academic argument runs cleanly through these luxurious pages, that the Gothic style, so long believed to be moribund in thsi period, in reality continued to breathe throughout the centuries of classical revival, that the dilettanteish whimsy of Strawberry Hill and Fonthill merely...more