Treasures on Earth: A Good Housekeeping Guide to Churches and Their Contents

Editat de Peter Burman, John Habgood
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 06 Feb 2013
Churches are valuable not only for their significance within Christian religion, but also because of the historic value of the buildings themselves, and the artistic objects, furnishings and decorative features contained within them. This book explains the techniques and artistry involved in caring for the fabric and contents of churches. It considers the problems of cleaning and repair, and the damage that can be done by over-zealous non-specialists. The contributions to this book are wide-ranging and each chapter is written by a highly regarded specialist in his/her field. In addition to offering guidance on the conservation of stained glass, sculpture, textiles, metalwork, floors, furniture, decorative plaster work, paintings and so on, the book also covers the technical aspects of creating the right environment with the heating, ventilation and lighting of the building. The advice this volume contains should be essential reading for everyone concerned with the care and upkeep of churches.
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ISBN-13: 9781873394106
ISBN-10: 1873394101
Pagini: 320
Dimensiuni: 169 x 240 mm
Greutate: 0.91 kg
Editura: Routledge


Care of the church fabric - an introduction, Peter Burman; heating and ventilation, Colin Bemrose; painted ceilings and screens, Anna Hulbert; paintings on canvas and wood, Pauline Plummer; mural paintings and the fabric, Donald Smith; decorative plasterwork,Jane Schofield; sculpture, Michael Eastham; metalwork, Hazel Newey; bells and belfries, Christopher Dalton; appendix on turret clocks, John C. Eisel; woodwork, Hugh Harrison; floors, Jane Fawcett; stained glass, Keith Barley; lighting, Graham Phoenix; conclusion and sources of advice, Peter Burman.

Notă biografică

Peter Burman MBE, Dphil, SSA Peter Burman is an architectural historian who studied at the Department of Architecture and Fine Art, University of Cambridge, and at the International Centre for Conservation and Restoration, Rome. He has been Secretary of the Church of England's Council for the Care of Churches and Cathedral Fabric Commission for England; and Director of the Centre for Conservation Studies, University of York. Currently he is Director of Conservation and Property Services for the National Trust for Scotland.


Altogether this book makes a really valuable contribution to the better care and appreciation of church treasures SPAB News The weight of sound practical advice contained in this volume should make it compulsory reading for every churchwarden and PCC member in the land Context