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Holy Things and Profane: Anglican Parish Chuches in Colonial Virginia
Holy Things and Profane: Anglican Parish Chuches in Colonial Virginia
by Dell Upton
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Upton interweaves architectural and cultural history to create a vivid new picture of colonial Virginia. Lavishly illustrated, this book examines the architecture, decoration, and furniture of Virginia's Anglican churches as expressions of eighteenth... (read more)

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Sense of Mission Historic Churches Of
Sense of Mission Historic Churches Of
by David Wakely
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From the haunting ruins of San Jose de los Jemez to the perfectly preserved San Jose de Gracia, the early churches of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Southern California are eloquent testimony to the creative and religious lives of the Spanish... (read more)

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Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction (Sandpiper)
Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction (Sandpiper)
by David Macaulay
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Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay's imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children's literature and a touchstone for budding... (read more)

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Treasury of Basel Cathedral
Treasury of Basel Cathedral
by Timothy B Husband
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The medieval Treasury of the Basel Minster miraculously survived earthquakes, wars, icon oclasm, and the Reformation, only to be dispersed in the early nineteenth century. More than half of its holdings are now in the Historisches Museum Basel, while the... (read more)

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The Shakers, Hands to Work, Hearts to God: Hands to Work, Hearts to God--Their History and Visions from 1774 to the Present
The Shakers, Hands to Work, Hearts to God: Hands to Work, Hearts to God--Their History and Visions from 1774 to the Present
by Amy Stechler Burns
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The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God includes exquisite photography by Ken Burns, Langdon Clay, and Jerome Liebling, along with archival photographs from the Shakers' own collections, and a historical text by Amy Stechler Burns, to give clear... (read more)

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San Xavier: The Spirit Endures
San Xavier: The Spirit Endures
by Kathleen Walker
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Celebrate the life, legend, and lore of Arizona's Mission San Xavier del Bac, also known as "The White Dove of the Desert." This book chronicles the history of the famous landmark, from its founding in 1700 by Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Francisco... (read more)

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Gothic High: Meditations on the Construction of Gothic Cathedrals
Gothic High: Meditations on the Construction of Gothic Cathedrals
by Goldia Vandenbroeck
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Ever since they were first built, the great medieval cathedrals of Europe have inspired successive generations of pilgrims, worshippers, and casual visitors. In this remarkable, fully illustrated work, Goldian VandenBroeck has concentrated her attention... (read more)

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York Minster
York Minster
by Ann Willey
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York Minster is one of the greatest cathedrals in England and has played a central role in English history as the focus of political interaction between Church and State for the past thirteen hundred years. Ann Willey's text traces the history of this... (read more)

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Heaven on Earth: Art and the Church in Byzantium
Heaven on Earth: Art and the Church in Byzantium
by Linda Safran
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This easily accessible volume, which grew out of a series of lectures presented at the Smithsonian Institution in 1991, aims to provide a coherent introduction to Byzantine culture with a focus on the interconnected realms of art and religion. The eight... (read more)

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The Synagogues of New York's Lower East Side: A Retrospective and Contemporary View, 2nd Edition
The Synagogues of New York's Lower East Side: A Retrospective and Contemporary View, 2nd Edition
by Gerard R Wolfe
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Includes 100 illustrations of magnificent and historic synagogues on New York's Lower East Side. It has often been said that nowhere in the United States can one find a greater collection of magnificent and historic synagogues than on New York's Lower... (read more)

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Places of Worship
Places of Worship
by Phaidon
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St Paul's Cathedral is an iconic British building combining Renaissance and Baroque elements. Vaughan Hart examines Wren's extraordinary exterior, brilliantly constructed dome and radiant interior. The Church of the Sacred Heart by Joze Plecnik -- a key... (read more)

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The Synagogue
The Synagogue
by H A Meek
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Retells the history of Jewish communities through the architecture and decorative art associated with the synagogue. This book traces the history of the synagogue from its origins in Solomon's Temple to the classic simplicity of the modern synagogue.... (read more)

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Sacred architecture
Sacred architecture
by Caroline Humphrey
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With authoritative texts and hundreds of full-color illustrations, these two latest volumes continue Living Wisdom's tradition of excellence. The Goddess taps into Americans' growing interest in female deities and ancient rites. As New York Newsday noted,... (read more)

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How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture
How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture
by Denis R. Mcnamara
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Small enough to fit in a pocket yet serious enough to provide real answers, this primer is a must-have for architecture and history buffs, tourists, and churchgoers interested in decoding the styles and symbols of religious buildings. Every building... (read more)

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Houses of Worship: An Identification Guide to the History and Style of American Religious Architecture
Houses of Worship: An Identification Guide to the History and Style of American Religious Architecture
by Jeffery W. Howe
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A guidebook to the architectural styles of American churches and temples, Houses of Worship is highly illustrated with over 1000 color photographs and explanatory line drawings. A survey of American religious architecture, this book is a history of the... (read more)

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House of Worship: Sacred Spaces in America
House of Worship: Sacred Spaces in America
by Dominique Browning
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Places of worship can inspire, evoke humility, bring together communities, or provide solace. In a richly illustrated volume of photographs featuring sacred spaces across America, House of Worship illustrates how through design a physical space becomes... (read more)

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Cistercian Abbeys: History and Architecture
Cistercian Abbeys: History and Architecture
by Jean Fran Ois Leroux Dhuys
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"Thanks to their spirituality, asceticism, technical skills and craftsmanship, the Cistercians became one of the most influential monastic orders of the high Middle Ages. Nine centuries ago, when the dynamic energy of the Benedictine order was... (read more)

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England's Thousand Best Churches
England's Thousand Best Churches
by Simon Jenkins
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Parish churches are England's glory. They enshrine the history of a people-their art, architecture, and faith. As public monuments, they house a gallery of vernacular art, from different periods and in a wide range of styles, that are without equal in... (read more)

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Medieval Church Architecture (Shire Library)
Medieval Church Architecture (Shire Library)
by Jon Cannon
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Jon Cannon is the author of Cathedral: The Great English Cathedrals and the World that Made Them and the presenter of BBC TV's How to Build a Cathedral. His is a lecturer at the University of Bristol, Marlborough College and elsewhere, and has published... (read more)

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The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories
The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories
by J L Heilbron
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Between 1650 and 1750, four Catholic churches were the best solar observatories in the world. Built to fix an unquestionable date for Easter, they also housed instruments that threw light on thedisputed geometry of the solar system, and so, within sight... (read more)

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