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John Betjeman On Churches
The best-loved of English poets, John Betjeman (1906-1984) was also a great champion of British heritage and his legacy lives on, not just in his poetry, but in his diaries, broadcasts, and letters. He famously campaigned to save many church buildings, and his work encouraged a greater appreciation of overlooked Victorian churches and architects. Illustrated with black and ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Methuen
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A psalm of praise for English Church Architecture ... a series of essays, each reflecting on a letter by Sir John Betjeman to various recipients, from T. S. Eliot to Edward Heath ... discusses the architects and creators of English Churches, from St Mary's Uffington to Guildford Cathedral ... dipping at times into church-inspired poetry ... assisted by black-and-white photographs ... a delightful book ...