Abbeys and Monasteries (Country)

Abbeys and Monasteries (Country)

by Derry Brabbs (Author)

Synopsis

Despite Henry VIII's Dissolution, there are still hundreds of surviving monastic buildings in Britain, from forlorn fragments to majestic ruins such as Rievaulx, Lindisfarne and Tintern, many of which are in dramatic landscapes. Some cathedrals and abbeys were monastic foundations, and they still display their Romanesque and medieval architecture and masonry. Through text and colour photographs, this book presents a celebration of the monastic heritage of Britain.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Published: 29 Apr 1999

ISBN 10: 0297824953
ISBN 13: 9780297824954

Author Bio
Derry Brabbs' professional career as a photographer spans nearly thirty years. He has worked on the worldwide best-seller James Herriot's Yorkshire, on seven books centred around the legendary author, Alfred Wainwright, and most recently on England's Heritage. He has also worked extensively with the Council for the Protection of Rural England.