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Published: 09 March 2020

272 Pages | 26 black and white illustrations

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198796169

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Unlocking the Church

The lost secrets of Victorian sacred space

William Whyte

  • Using a remarkable range of sources and deploying the very latest research, Unlocking the Church explores a forgotten revolution in social and architectural history and the history of the Church.
  • Scholarly yet accessible, Unlocking the Church is an essential read for anyone with an interest in church architecture or religion - past, present and future.
  • Uses some of the most recent approaches to the subject, Unlocking the Church offers new ways of thinking about church buildings - as theological texts and as engines of emotion.
  • Takes the story up to the present day and poses the question of how we should treat these buildings now.