Shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards 2016! It has been estimated that over 90% of England's figurative medieval art was obliterated in the image destruction of the Reformation. Medieval angel roofs, timber structures with spectacular and ornate carvings of angels, with a peculiar preponderance in East Anglia, were simply too difficult for Reformation iconoclasts to reach. Angel roof carvings comprise the largest surviving body of major English medieval wood sculpture. Though they areboth masterpieces of sculpture and engineering, angel roofs have been almost completely neglected by academics and art historians, because they are inaccessible, fixed and challenging to photograph. 'The Angel Roofs of East Anglia' is the first detailed historical and photographic study of the region's many medieval angel roofs. It shows the artistry and architecture of these inaccessible and little-studied medieval artworks in more detail and clarity than ever before, and explains how they were made, by whom, and why. Michael Rimmer redresses the scholarly neglect and brings the beauty, craftsmanship and history of these astonishing medieval creations to the reader. The book also offers a fascinating new answer to the question of why angel roofs are so overwhelmingly an East Anglian phenomenon, but relatively rare elsewhere in the country.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-11 - Publisher: Blurb
This book is a selection of images of Wymondham which is a historic market town in Norfolk with the distinctive twin towers of its Abbey providing a sight which dominates the countryside around. Inside the abbey has a magnificent golden altar screen designed by Sir Ninian Comper which has been
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-27 - Publisher: ISD LLC
Shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards 2016! It has been estimated that over 90% of England's figurative medieval art was obliterated in the image destruction of the Reformation. Medieval angel roofs, timber structures with spectacular and ornate carvings of angels, with a peculiar preponderance in East Anglia, were simply
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11-29 - Publisher: Routledge
David Crouch provides a broad definition of aristorcracy by examining the ways aristocrats behaved and lived between 1000 and 1300. He analyses life-style, class and luxurious living in those years. A distinctive feature of the book is that it takes a British, rather than Anglocentric, view - looking at the
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Fredericton, N.B. : Atelier Luis Nadeau, c1989-c1990.
This encyclopedia is the culmination of over 20 years of research on printing, photographic and photomechanical processes. It seeks to clarify the confusion which has resulted from the invention of several hundred such processes. Name any one of them then ask the following questions: what is it ? Who invented