Devon's Churches
A Celebration

By John Lane and Harland Walshaw

Devon's Churches
Hardback, 256 pages £20.00
Published: 23rd October 2007
ISBN: 9781903998960
Format: 270mm x 105mm


Devonís churches are famous for their craftsmanship, particularly their wood carving; they also feature the finest collection of mediaeval screens. Devonís Churches includes double-page features on 80 major churches with 100 further churches listed in lesser detail.
In researching this book author John Lane and photographer Harland Walshaw visited well over 200 Devon churches, with John providing detailed descriptions and Harland the stunning black and white photographs of their detailsóeverything from bench ends to stained glass windows.
The history of Devon is told in its churches, including the chapels and aisles built by the wool trade. Church visiting takes you deep into the parts of rural Devon you might never otherwise visit, not only into the wilds of Exmoor and Dartmoor, but into the heart of rural East Devon, and deep into the banked lanes and steep river valleys. This is a pilgrimage through the landscape, as well as a guide to the churches. Devonís Churches gives advice about which churches are worth a special detour.
The author, photographer, designer and publisher all live in Devon.

Introduction with map
A history of the church in Devon
Why we visit churches
How the churches were chosen
Double page features
on 80 major churches
100 more churches listed
in lesser detail
Architectural details:
bells, fonts, churchyards etc
Miscellaneous reflections

John Lane

John Lane (1930 - 2012) was a painter, writer and educationalist. He was Chairman of the Dartington Hall Trust, founding direct of the Beaford Arts centre and instrumental in the creation of Schumacher College. His books include The Living Tree: Art and the Sacred, Timeless Simplicity: Creative Living in a Consumer Society, Timeless Beauty in the Arts and Everyday Life and The Spirit of Silence: Making Space for Creativity. He lived in Devon for over 40 years.

Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781903998960
Format: 270mm x 105mm
b&w photos

BISAC Code:  ARC016000
Imprint: Green Books

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