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Inhaltsangabe: The Romanesque churches to be found in every corner of France are among the wonders of Europe. Built between 1000 and 1200, their architectural styles vary from region to region, as do their sizes. This period also saw a revival of sculpture, and many of the churches, such as Moissac and Chauvigny, are home to outstanding examples of the art. Romanesque Churches of France, which highlights 100 churches in 10 geographical sections of France?from Normandy and Burgundy in the north to Provence, Roussilon, and Languedoc in the south?will inspire the traveler to explore these beautiful regions as well as those less known, such as Auverne and the Pyrenees. This lavish companion will also be welcomed by anyone with a general interest in the history of France?s architecture and sculpture. Peter Strafford, a distinguished journalist, wrote for the Times of London for over three decades.
Über den Autor: Simon Jenkins, author of England's Thousand Best Churches (1999) and England's Thousand Best Houses (2003), and ex-editor of The Times: 'Peter Strafford's book should open people's eyes to one of the less-known treasures of France. He takes the reader to the ancient towns and villages where the best of these lovely churches are to be found, region by region; and he is a perceptive and knowledgeable guide who makes you want to visit each one of them.' Sir Brian Young, Director-General, Independent Broadcasting Authority, 1970-82, and author of The Villein's Bible: Stories in Romanesque Carving (1990): 'A masterly and detailed account of Romanesque glories and their history: every section of it made me long to revisit that area of France with Peter Strafford's book in hand.' Peter Strafford is a distinguished journalist who worked on the Times for more than three decades, including in Paris and Brussels, and was, among other things, the Times correspondent in New York for five years and a leader-writer in London commenting on international affairs. His last position was editor of the Times's special reports on foreign countries, many of which he visited himself.
Buchbeschreibung Giles De La Mare Publishers Jul 2005, 2005. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 211x149x23 mm. Neuware - Covers a hundred or so churches in ten geographical sections from Normandy and Burgundy in the north to Provence, Roussillon and Languedoc in the south. This book could be useful to travellers, and could be a reference book for all those with a general interest in the history of French architecture and sculpture. 384 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781900357241