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A Glimpse of Heaven: Catholic Churches of England and Wales

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A Glimpse of Heaven: Catholic Churches of England and Wales
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Author: Christopher Martin

Product Code:  B2226
ISBN:  9781905624621
Publisher:  English Heritage
Format  Paperback
Pages  224



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The architecture and decoration of Catholic churches and their importance as part of our heritage has gone largely undiscovered and unappreciated. This book is a celebration of 100 Catholic churches in England and Wales, with lively and informative text and stunning photography specially commissioned for the book. Each chapter is devoted to a milestone in the history of the Catholic Church since the Reformation, with a brief introduction followed by a description of each church complementing Alex Ramsay's photographs. The churches vary enormously in scale, date and location. The small, 14th-century chapel at Rotherwas near Hereford survived centuries of official persecution and more informal terror from local anti-Catholics. The 19th-century Church of St Everilda in Yorkshire was built after Catholic Emancipation, but though off the beaten track it still hid its interior magnificence behind non-committal, blank walls. The Gothic churches of architect Joseph Hansom strike wonder into the hearts of their visitors: at Manchester's Holy Name he contrived a space of breath-taking vastness - architecture designed to shock and awe. Early 20th-century church architects adopted a lighter - and in some cases extraordinary - approach that gave Rochdale a church with a Byzantine dome and a wall of sumptuous mosaics. All these are important, architecturally, decoratively, historically and socially, and each has an additional powerful and poignant dimension because of their remarkable stories. Large format softback: 1.5 x 24.3 x 26.3 cm. Published by English Heritage and the Catholic Bishop's Conference of England and Wales.

Publisher: English Heritage
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781905624621
More by this Author: Christopher Martin
Keywords: General books Church Architecture

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