The English Angel by Peter Burton

The English Angel by Peter Burton

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This is a volume of memorable photographs of English Angels, both secular and religious, by Peter Burton and Harland Walshaw, who contributed many of the photographs to the distinctive Shell Guides.

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This is a book of photographs of English Angels, both secular and religious, by the team of Peter Burton and Harland Walshaw who contributed many of the photographs to the Shell Guides. The Angel of the North, the giant iron sculpture beside the A1 at Gateshead, is just the biggest and latest English Angel to make an appearance. For angels have been an obsession in England for more than a millennium. Some of England's greatest sculpture is of angels, and some of the most appealing images. The stained glass, screens, pulpits and roof bosses of our parish churches are alive with angels, playing musical instruments, carrying complete heraldic shields, acting out their roles in biblical stories. In England, no catherdral is complete without its celestial host, no graveyard without its guardians of the dead. But they are not just to be found in churches and on tombstones. Anglo-angels play a secular role that leads them into a place where you think they would fear to tread. They appear on street corners and lamp posts, on pub signs and shop fronts, on doorknobs and on candlesticks, on ships and in country houses and beside the arid motorway.

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SKU GOR001886465
Title The English Angel
Author By (author) Peter Burton
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 72
ISBN 10 1900624435
ISBN 13 9781900624435
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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This is a book of photographs of English Angels, both secular and religious, by the team of Peter Burton and Harland Walshaw who contributed many of the photographs to the Shell Guides. The Angel of the North, the giant iron sculpture beside the A1 at Gateshead, is just the biggest and latest English Angel to make an appearance. For angels have been an obsession in England for more than a millennium. Some of England's greatest sculpture is of angels, and some of the most appealing images. The stained glass, screens, pulpits and roof bosses of our parish churches are alive with angels, playing musical instruments, carrying complete heraldic shields, acting out their roles in biblical stories. In England, no catherdral is complete without its celestial host, no graveyard without its guardians of the dead. But they are not just to be found in churches and on tombstones. Anglo-angels play a secular role that leads them into a place where you think they would fear to tread. They appear on street corners and lamp posts, on pub signs and shop fronts, on doorknobs and on candlesticks, on ships and in country houses and beside the arid motorway.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001886465
Title The English Angel
Author By (author) Peter Burton
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2000
Number of Pages 72
ISBN 10 1900624435
ISBN 13 9781900624435
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No