How to read a church

How to read a church

: A guide to images, symbols and meanings in churches and cathedrals

by Richard Taylor
3rd July, 2003

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'[a] gem of a book' Spectator

Churches and cathedrals were originally built to be read. They are alive with images and symbols. But today few people, including regular visitors, truly understand the wealth of meaning in what they find there.

How to Read a Church is a fascinating guide for anybody who wants to know more about what they see in a church or cathedral. It explains the significance of church layout, the symbolism of key scenes and the importance of details such as the use of colours and letters. It is an essential guide to the history, meanings and messages of these beautiful buildings and the treasures they contain.

Richard Taylor was born in 1967. He studied English at Cambridge University and Law at London University, and now lives and works as a lawyer in Sheffield. He is the author of the bestselling book How To Read A Church and presenter of the BBC4 series Churches: How To Read Them, inspired by his book.

Details & Specs

Author: Richard Taylor

Publisher: Rider Books

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781844130535

Publication Date: 3rd July, 2003

Pages: 246

Dimensions: 204 x 135 x 28 mm

Notes: Illustrations

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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