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England's Cathedrals in Watercolour

Peter Hume

England's Cathedrals in Watercolour

Peter Hume

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Featuring more than 40 of Peter Hume's paintings, this lavishly illustrated coffee table book captures the subtle beauty of England's Medieval cathedrals. These images, each presented on double page spreads, provide an evocative record of English history. From Saxon builders to the ascension of Norman power, through the innovative expression of the Reformation and the post-Restoration resurgence, Hume concludes with the Victorian restorers and the scars of two world wars. The books follows the foot-steps of Hume's 1996 pilgrimage that was the catalyst for its creation. England's Cathedrals in Watercolour is a tribute to the genius, quality and craftsmanship of English architecture created to pay homage to God.

- Publisher Peter Hume embarks on an architectural pilgrimage to the great medieval cathedrals of England. The sites that he visits provide an evocative record of English history; they show the spirit of Saxon builders at work, the power of the Normans after the Conquest, the expression of new ideas arising from the Reformation, and the resurgence of religious life after the Restoration. This book presents the cathedrals in the order in which the author saw them. Over 40 of his rich watercolours are reproduced in colour, and a double-page spread is devoted to each cathedral. Hume's paintings reveal the genius of design, quality and craftsmanship of buildings that were originally built, not as works of art but as a homage to the glory of God.

- Publisher

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About "England's Cathedrals in Watercolour"

Featuring more than 40 of Peter Hume's paintings, this lavishly illustrated coffee table book captures the subtle beauty of England's Medieval cathedrals. These images, each presented on double page spreads, provide an evocative record of English history. From Saxon builders to the ascension of Norman power, through the innovative expression of the Reformation and the post-Restoration resurgence, Hume concludes with the Victorian restorers and the scars of two world wars. The books follows the foot-steps of Hume's 1996 pilgrimage that was the catalyst for its creation. England's Cathedrals in Watercolour is a tribute to the genius, quality and craftsmanship of English architecture created to pay homage to God.
- Publisher

Peter Hume embarks on an architectural pilgrimage to the great medieval cathedrals of England. The sites that he visits provide an evocative record of English history; they show the spirit of Saxon builders at work, the power of the Normans after the Conquest, the expression of new ideas arising from the Reformation, and the resurgence of religious life after the Restoration. This book presents the cathedrals in the order in which the author saw them. Over 40 of his rich watercolours are reproduced in colour, and a double-page spread is devoted to each cathedral. Hume's paintings reveal the genius of design, quality and craftsmanship of buildings that were originally built, not as works of art but as a homage to the glory of God.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Peter Hume

Peter Hume is a former architect whose artwork has been accepted by the Royal Academy and the Royal Watercolour Society. <BR>

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  • Catalogue Code 275973
  • Product Code 9780745952536
  • ISBN 0745952534
  • EAN 9780745952536
  • Pages 64
  • Department General Books
  • Category Gift Book
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lion Hudson Publishing
  • Publication Date Jun 2006
  • Dimensions 223 x 224 x 5 mm
  • Weight 0.282kg

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