East Anglian Church Porches and their Medieval Context [Hardback]

Helen E. Lunnon(Author)

ISBN: 9781783275267 | Published by: Boydell Press | Year of Publication: 2020 | 304p, H9.5 x W6.75, 73 black and white, 1 line drawing
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East Anglian Church Porches and their Medieval Context


The church porches of medieval England are among the most beatiful and glorious aspects of ecclesiastical architecture; but in comparison with its stained glass, for example, they have been relatively little studied. This book, the first detailed study of them for over a century, gives new insights into this often over-looked element. Focussing on the rich corpus of late-medieval East Anglian porches, it begins with two chapters placing them in a broad cultural outline and their context; it then moves on to consider their commissioning and design, their architecture and ornamentation, their use and their meaning. This book will appeal to all those interested in church fabric and function.

Dr HELEN LUNNON, an Honorary Researcher in the School of Art, Media and American Studies at the University of East Anglia, is Head of Learning at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery.

Table of Contents

Introduction - The English Medieval Church Porch
The English Porticus
Functions of Church Porches
The East Anglian Church Porch - Architecture and Decoration
Documenting East Anglia's Churhc Porches, c.1370 to c.1540
The Partron's Share
Glossary of Architectural Terms

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