Book by Rosewell Roger
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It requires enormous effort of the imagination to envisage how our churches must have looked when every surface was covered with crowded, bright, sometimes very beautiful (...) paintings. This book is the best possible guide to those pre-Reformation times. SUFFOLK VIEW Praise for the hardback edition: No reader can fail to find the photographs wholly illuminating. CORNERSTONEHow welcome the publication of this book is!(...)It is genuinely exciting to turn the book's pages and to see these vigorous, relatively unknown designs.(...)the effort and ingenuity that has gone into presenting and synthesizing this material makes the book extremely valuable.(...)Successful recovery of these paintings from their obscure positions symbolizes this book's larger recuperative achievement. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEWRosewell has done a service to readers, learned and unlearned, by gathering these examples together. TLSA well-written and handsomely presented book, certain to appeal to a wide readership. (...) The great strength of the book is in its wonderful colour pictures: of both familiar and unexpected subjects, and usually of higher quality than published before. BBC HISTORY MAGAZINEA splendid book (...) Mr Rosewell knows what he is talking about, and explains how the paintings were made, what they mean, who paid for them, and how they've fared since. CHRISTOPHER HOWSE, DAILY TELEGRAPHMy Easter book of the year...a magisterial compendium of this most elusive English vernacular form. SIMON JENKINS, THE GUARDIANOne of the most interesting, useful and attractive books on the medieval church to appear for some time. (...) Well-written and accessible. BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGYA long-awaited and very comprehensive survey that will be of major interest to all those interested in exploring ancient parish churches. COUNTRY LIFE(A) hugely enjoyable book...big enough to accommodate detailed images of all but the most complex schemes, and as they are printed on quality paper, some of the details are superb. (...) Any church explorer will find.much to delight them. www.norfolkchurches.co.ukThis is a book to be enjoyed and made use of by every person interested in our church heritage. THE ROUND TOWER MAGAZINE(The author) has done us an invaluable service with his critical appreciation of this precious heritage. OXFORD TIMES(An) excellent book. WORCESTERSHIRE RECORDERCríticas:
Perhaps the crowning achievements of the book are the gazetteer, the subject/place guide, and the bibliography which (...) will provide students and tourists with an invaluable and accessible source. Credit too, must go to Boydell for the exemplary and extensive colour illustrations which make this publication really stand out from the crowd. CHURCH ARCHAEOLOGY Put simply, if you want to know more about medieval church wall paintings than the brief descriptions contained in the average church guide then this is the book to have. (...) The whole of the book is both a joy and an inspiration. NORFOLK MEDIEVAL GRAFFITI SURVEY An enticing introduction to a fascinating subject, a visual feast with an eminently readable text. (It) will be valuable to scholars and students of church architecture alike. ECCLESIOLOGY TODAY A magnificent paperback edition (and) an indispensable guide not just to the works' artistic value but to its theological importance. THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEWBR> This is a thorough and richly illustrated guide to an art form many travelers know little about. (...) All in all, I highly recommend Medieval Wall Paintings in English and Welsh Churches to anyone interested in the Middle Ages, art, or travel in England in Wales. It's the perfect mixture of art, history, and guidebook, something I wish the travel industry would give us more of. GADLING BLOG, AOL TRAVEL It requires enormous effort of the imagination to envisage how our churches must have looked when every surface was covered with crowded, bright, sometimes very beautiful (...) paintings. This book is the best possible guide to those pre-Reformation times. SUFFOLK VIEW
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