Juvenile Fiction

Geometric Patterns from Churches & Cathedrals

Geometric Patterns from Churches & Cathedrals

Author: Robert Field

Publisher: Tarquin Publications

ISBN: 1899618139

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 906

Patterns from churches and cathedrals that are explored and demonstrated so that they can be used in your own designs. Perfect follow up activities for school and other youth trips to these magnificent places. Robert Field has travelled extensively and has taken his camera and a keen eye with him wherever he has gone. Many people will be both suprised and delighted by the sheer number and variety of interesting patterns that he has discovered. This is one of a series of Geometric Patterns books that will appeal both to those who have a particular interest in the topic covered but also to those who are looking for a rich resource of pattern designs.
Travel

The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals

The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals

Author: Sue Dobson

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781785782848

Category: Travel

Page: 217

View: 679

Cathedrals and great churches are among the most iconic sights of the world’s towns and cities. Visible from miles around, the cathedrals of Canterbury, St Paul’s, Chartres and St Stephen’s in Vienna dominate their skylines. Others surprise by their statistics: Salisbury has Britain’s tallest spire, Wells the largest display of medieval sculptures in the world, while King’s College Chapel in Cambridge boasts the largest fan vaulting in existence. Not all are ancient: Dresden’s reconstructed Frauenkirche opened in 2005 and Gaudi’s masterpiece in Barcelona is still under construction. Award-winning travel writer Sue Dobson gives us a highly personal tour of their highlights.
Travel

The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals of Great Britain

The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals of Great Britain

Author: Sue Dobson

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781785784880

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 459

Britain is well-known for its churches and cathedrals; buildings of great architecture and religious grandeur that form many of our recognisable skylines. But these grand structures are also full of facts, histories and stories that you may not have been aware of. Did you know that there are only three cathedrals in Britain without a ringing bell? Or that St Davids Cathedral, nestled away in a Welsh valley, has a very unique choir, where the top line is sung only by female choristers, aged eight to eighteen? How about that the Great Pyramids in Egypt were the world's tallest structures for over 3,870 years, until the construction of Lincoln Cathedral in 1311? Award-wining travel writer and editor Sue Dobson takes us on a journey around the United Kingdom, showing us her highlights while providing fascinating details and stories along the way.
Crafts & Hobbies

Bella Bella Quilts

Bella Bella Quilts

Author: Norah McMeeking

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607053853

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 122

Bring Renaissance Italy Home with Paper-Pieced Mosaics. Quilt designs based on beautiful Italian mosaics bring the Italian Renaissance into your home. Familiar quilting shapes in new combinations and settings yield exquisite, intricate-looking designs. 8 stunning quilt projects in a variety of sizes, or create your own variations. Full-sized paper-piecing patterns for most quilts. Photos of Italy and its architecture - a great coffee table book!
Religion

The Secret Language of Churches & Cathedrals

The Secret Language of Churches & Cathedrals

Author: Richard Stemp

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781780289618

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 592

Who is depicted in that stained glass window? What is the significance of those geometric figures? Why are there fierce-looking beasts carved amidst all that beauty? Is there a deeper purpose behind the play of light and space in the nave? Why is there a pelican on the lectern and ornate foliage on the pillars? The largely illiterate medieval audience could read the symbols of churches and cathedrals and recognise the meanings and stories deliberately encoded into them. For worshippers these were places of religious education and an awe-inspiring feast that satisfied both the senses and the soul. Today, in an age less attuned to iconography, such places of worship are often seen merely as magnificent works of architecture. This book restores the lost spiritual meaning of these fine and fascinating buildings. The Secret Language of Churches & Cathedrals provides a three-part illustrated key by which modern visitors can understand the layout, fabric and decorative symbolism of Christian sacred structures - thereby bringing back to life their original atmosphere of awe and sanctity. Part One is an analysis of structural features, outside and in, from spires and domes to clerestories and brasses. Part Two is a theme-by-theme guide, which identifies significant figures, scenes, stories, animals, flowers, and the use of numbers, letters and patterns in paintings, carvings and sculpture. Part Three is a historical decoder, revealing the evolution of styles - from basilicas through Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and beyond. For all those who seek to know more about Christian art and architecture, this richly illustrated book will instruct and delight in equal measure.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Gateway to the Heavens: How Geometric Shapes, Patterns and Symbols Form Our Reality

Gateway to the Heavens: How Geometric Shapes, Patterns and Symbols Form Our Reality

Author: Karen L. French

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9781780287799

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 858

Simple geometric shapes and symbols combine to make the universal, powerful and sacred model Karen French calls the Gateway to the Heavens. In this book, French explains the meaning and purpose of these shapes, how they mould our reality and perception of it, and how they have a direct bearing on what you are and why you are here. These shapes and symbols contain messages that have been consistently represented in religion, philosophy, mythology, mysticism, the arts and sciences. Their messages are built into our genetic make-up and we recognise them instinctively. The book is divided up into three parts. Part 1 covers the properties of the basic geometric shapes and numbers. Part 2 describes how these in turn form layers of construction, creating principals that are fundamental to the purpose of the universe. The spiral sustains reality, the cross highlighting the central point of existence and the Heart where we weigh up our choices. Part 3 describes how we can use these principles to create positive change in our lives by helping us to expand our awareness of reality.
Kilkenny (Ireland)

The History, Architecture, and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of St. Canice, Kilkenny

The History, Architecture, and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of St. Canice, Kilkenny

Author: James Graves

Publisher: Dublin : Hodges, Smith

ISBN: HARVARD:32044108136755

Category: Kilkenny (Ireland)

Page: 360

View: 479

Biography & Autobiography

Blue Star Love

Blue Star Love

Author: Maia Chrystine Nartoomid

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452562872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 486

View: 829

Elvis Aaron Presley was a brilliant light. He used music to entertain and connect people through love. It was his sincere desire to share his spirituality with his fans. In Blue Star Love, his wish now comes true. Take this incredible journey with Elvis, as he describes his home in another world, which he calls the Blue Star. Learn of Elvis’s deepest innermost self and beliefs about life, love, and reality. In Blue Star Love, you will learn all you ever wanted to know about Elvis but never knew to ask! “Maia has taken Elvis’s words and thoughts, combining them with great understanding and realness … intertwined his beliefs … and put a perspective to it all … to look past our questions and find the answers we need … That is what Elvis tried to do … Elvis, I know is smiling … that little nod of approval … I highly recommend everyone, Elvis fan or not, read this book.” —Wanda June Hill, author of We Remember, Elvis and Elvis Face to Face.
Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Author: Colum Hourihane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195395365

Category: Art

Page: 677

View: 313

This volume offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated 'Grove Dictionary of Art' and adding hundreds of new entries, it offers students, researchers and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture.
Religion

Cracking the Symbol Code - The Heretical Message within Church and Renaissance Art

Cracking the Symbol Code - The Heretical Message within Church and Renaissance Art

Author: Tim Wallace-Murphy

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9781780280431

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 420

A heretic in medieval times was anyone who dissented from the established Church's view, and to be branded a heretic invited torture and execution. Such dissenters included the Knights Templar, the Freemasons, the Cathars, and scientists of the day. Their mission was to safeguard the truth about Jesus Christ and his ministry, which they believed was revealed in certain early scriptures and had been rejected and suppressed ruthlessly in the name of the Church. They devised an ingenius and complex secret code for communicating with others of like minds and to preserve the truth for future generations. This code was concealed in symbols which they hid in the art, artefacts and architecture of the medieval world. Symbolism has always been used by man in his exploration of the world of the spirit, and Christian symbolism was prevalent throughout medieval religious art and architecture. It is a relatively recent discovery that there were deeper layers of meaning disguised within that symbolism: "heretical" ideas that were kept hidden from the prying eyes of a repressive hierarchy. Decoding this "hidden symbolism" is on two levels. There are certain keys, but there will always be an intuitive element to the understanding of the coded messages. This book is an inspiration to search out the secret messages that were meant for us and our descendants as much as for the artists' contemporaries.
Architecture

The West

The West

Author: Christopher Tadgell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135666521

Category: Architecture

Page: 928

View: 537

Christopher Tadgell covers the major architectural traditions of the Middle Ages, from the Romanesque architecture of the ninth and tenth centuries, built on the legacy of ancient Rome and including elements from Carolingian, Ottonian, Byzantine and northern European traditions, through to the evolution of the Gothic which heralded new, structurally daring architecture. The book ends with the Italian rediscovery of classical ideas and ideals and the emergence of the great Renaissance theorists and architects, including Brunelleschi, Alberti, and Bramante. As well as the palazzos, villas and churches of Renaissance Italy, this period saw the building of great chateaux in France, palaces in Germany and the golden-domed cathedrals of Russia. With more than two thousand images, including many plans, The West is a beautiful, single-volume guide to the history of architecture in this period, covering the whole of Europe from Ireland to Russia and placing architectural developments within their political, technological, artistic and intellectual contexts.
Art

The Oxford History of Western Art

The Oxford History of Western Art

Author: Martin Kemp

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198600121

Category: Art

Page: 564

View: 612

Positions works of art in illustration groups to create a visual environment and historical context to enhance understanding and appreciation.