Derry Brabbs
Price $50.00 / £35.00
Description Description Uncover the most remarkable examples of religious architecture in England on this grand tour of London’s great churches.

With specially commissioned images and text by renowned photographer Derry Brabbs, this illuminating guidebook is informed by an abundant history, extending from the medieval to the modern day. And while the Great Fire of London and the Blitz destroyed many of London’s oldest churches, they were restored or rebuilt each time, offering a fascinating, meandering history.

This gloriously illustrated compendium features architectural designs from Sir Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor, James Gibbs, William Butterfield, Edwin Lutyens and many others. From the iconic St Bartholomew the Great and Christ Church Spitalfields to lesser-known gems like St Mary Woolnoth and St. Jude’s in Hampstead Garden Suburb, striking photography portrays the spectacular beauty of each church, with its rich history discussed in detail.

This guide explores how these sacred buildings are intrinsically linked to this historic city’s identity – covering everything from devastation and plague to arts and literature; religion and politics to infrastructure and skylines. Whether you're a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or just someone looking to discover the spiritual heart of London, this book is for you.
Format Hardcover Book 272 Pages
ISBN 9780711269231
Size9.76 in x 12.01 in / 248.00 mm x 305.00 mm
Published Date September 26th, 2024
Derry Brabbs
Derry Brabbs is regarded as one of England's finest photographers within the spheres of heritage and landscape, with over thirty illustrated books to his credit. His stunning colour photographs for the worldwide best-seller James Herriot's Yorkshire contributed to its success and he had a long and fruitful association with Alfred Wainwright. As an author in his own right, Derry has written and illustrated a dozen books including The Roads to Santiago and Pilgrimage. Derry lives in Harrogate, Yorkshire.
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