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The Secret Language of Churches & Cathedrals: Decoding the Sacred Symbolism of Christianity's Holy Buildings
The Secret Language of Churches & Cathedrals: Decoding the Sacred Symbolism of Christianity's Holy Buildings
by Richard Stemp

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Product Description:

Thanks to books and films like The Da Vinci Code and its sequel, Angels and Demons, interest in secret religious symbols has never been greater. This carefully researched guide takes the reader into some of the world's most famous churches, decoding messages that are hidden in plain sight-in stained-glass windows, statuary, patterned flooring, ornamentation, and even the buildings' architectural design: Why do fierce beasts and grotesque faces peer from the walls? Who chose to depict one particular saint and not another? What's the significance of an eagle? A dragon? A pelican? No one who reads this book will ever again experience a visit to a cathedral in quite the same way.



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Product Details/Specifications:
Author: Richard Stemp
Publisher: Duncan Baird

Manufacturer: Duncan Baird
EAN: 9781844839162
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1844839168
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 224
Publication date: 2010-09-07
Release date: 1999-01-01
Universal product code (UPC): 884768620676
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)
Brand: Brand: Duncan Baird






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