An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture & Anglo-Saxon & Anglo- Scandinavian Stone Sculpture [Paperback]

Guy Points (Author)

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ISBN: 9780993033902 | Published by: Guy Points | Year of Publication: 2015 | Language: English 150p, H170 x W245 (mm) 25 Black & White Illustrations 148 Colour Photographs




An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture & Anglo-Saxon & Anglo- Scandinavian Stone Sculpture

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The aim of this book is to provide an informed introduction to the subjects so that the reader will be able to confidently recognise Anglo-Saxon church architectural features and Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian stone sculpture. The contents, including illustrations and photographs, all meticulously checked on site, are drawn from the author’s extensive research and travels over many years. Especially useful is the gazetteer section offering a selection of 127 sites providing excellent examples of the features described.

Table of Contents

SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
Part 1 – BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Glossary of Terms
Who were the Anglo-Saxons?
Who were the Vikings?
The Hiberno-Norse
The Celtic and Roman Church Practices, and the Synod of Whitby
Church Building Styles and Architecture
 
Part 2 - ANGLO-SAXON CHURCHES
Anglo-Saxon churches
Plans of Anglo-Saxon Churches
Construction of Anglo-Saxon Churches:
Walling; Quoining; Archways, Doorways, Windows and Belfry Openings; Hood Moulding and Strip-Work; Pilaster Strips, including “Pilaster-Buttresses”; String Courses; Plinths; Stairways; Upper Doorways; Porticos; Crypts; Roofs.
Excellent Examples of Anglo-Saxon Construction Features
Identifying Anglo-Saxon Fabric and Features Among Later Buildings
Anglo-Saxon Fonts
Anglo-Saxon Sundials
Anglo-Saxon Stone Furniture
Other Anglo-Saxon Stone Features, including decorative altar panels, architectural decorative friezes, wall panels, shrine covers, roods.
 
Part 3 – ANGLO-SAXON & ANGLO-SCANDINAVIAN STONE SCULPTURE
Anglo-Saxon/Anglo-Scandinavian Crosses
Crossheads including Finials
Cross-Shafts
Cross-Bases
Anglo-Saxon/Anglo-Scandinavian Grave Markers, Tombstones, Sarcophagus.
Anglo-Saxon/Anglo-Scandinavian Decoration – the various designs – generically: Moulding, Interlace Designs, Plant Designs, Other Designs, Anglo-Scandinavian Decoration.
Excellent Examples of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian Stone Sculpture
 
Part 4 – RECOMMENDED EXEMPLAR CHURCHES AND MUSEUMS
Access to Churches
Alphabetically listed and numbered recommended exemplar churches and museums with summarised information on Anglo-Saxon church architectural features to be seen, and/or Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Scandinavian sculpture and their decoration.

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"The material is of great interest and the analysis is delivered without flourish."
Paul Cavill
Medieval Settlement Research Vol 31

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