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            The Art of Looking Up

            The Art of Looking Up (Hardback)

            By McCormack, Catherine

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            The Art of Looking Up surveys 40 spectacular ceilings around the globe that have been graced by the brushes of artists including Michelangelo, Marc Chagall and Cy Twombly. From the floating women and lotus flowers of the Senso-ji Temple in Japan, first painted in the year 645, th...rough to the religious iconography that adorns places of worship from Vienna to Istanbul, all the way to bold displays like that in the lobby of Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, this book takes you on a tour of the extraordinary artworks that demand an alternative viewpoint. History of art expert Catherine McCormack guides readers through the stories behind the artworks - their conception, execution, and the artists that visualised them. In many cases, these artworks also make bold but controlled political, religious or cultural statements, revealing much about the society and times in which they were created. First and foremost, this is a visual feast, but also a desirable art book that challenges readers to seek out fine art in more unusual places and question the statements they may be making.
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            ISBN 9780711242173
            Released NZ 28 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral

            Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral (Hardback)

            By Borrus, Kathy

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            On April 16, 2019, the world looked on in horror as the Notre Dame Cathedral was nearly destroyed in a devastating fire. Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral offers a fascinating look back at nearly nine centuries of this landmark building that has stood as silent ...witness to some of the most important events in human history.
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            ISBN 9780762497119
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
            Publisher Running Press
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            Cathedrals of Britain
             

            Cathedrals of Britain (Paperback)

            By Platten, Stephen

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              24 Feb 20

            For centuries the great religious buildings of Great Britain have inspired and fascinated pilgrims and visitors from around the world. The beauty and diversity of British ecclesiastical architecture is superbly captured in this guide to over 60 of Britain's finest cathedrals.

            ISBN 9781841658759
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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            The Cathedral Builders of Holy Trinity Parnell
              

            The Cathedral Builders of Holy Trinity Parnell (Paperback)

            By Wright, Frank

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            "This is the story of the building of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. The story begins with the purchase of the land by Bishop Selwyn in 1842. Bishop Cowie was thwarted in his efforts to begin building on that land and St Mary's was built opposite and be...came the cathedral of the diocese for nearly 100 years. In 1957 the foundation stone of Holy Trinity was laid owing largely to the generous bequest of Miss Horton. The story of Holy Trinity and the story of St Mary's are intertwined. In 1982 St Mary's was brought across the road to be an integral part of Holy Trinity. In the mid 1990s the nave was completed. Both the nave design and the relocation of St Mary's were the inspired insights of Professor Dick Toy. Controversy has been part of the process. Frank Wright tells the story with the emphasis on the people involved. It is a moving account of a great project which gives the Anglican church in Auckland a centre of unity and belonging, and which provides a witness to the Christian Gospel and its relevance"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781927160060
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2011
            Publisher Polygraphia Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals

            Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals (Hardback)

            Read by Follett, Ken

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            Notre Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals is Ken Follett's tribute to the the Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world, which so tragically caught fire and was threatened with destruction but thankfully saved.

            ISBN 9781529037647
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Notre-Dame de Paris: History, Art, and Revival from 1163 to Tomorrow

            Notre-Dame de Paris: History, Art, and Revival from 1163 to Tomorrow (Hardback)

            By Felix, Antonia

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            This stunning photographic tribute to one of the world's most beloved treasures pays tribute to Notre-Dame in the wake of the tragic fire that nearly destroyed it.

            ISBN 9781454938316
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Sterling Publishing Co Inc
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            Stand For All Time
              

            Stand For All Time (Paperback)

            By Rogers, Anna

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            Among the thousands of New Zealand deaths in the First World War, the 32 caused by the 1915 sinking of the Marquette were particularly poignant, shocking - and scandalous. Along with a British ammunition column, No. 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital sailed from Egypt bound for Sa...lonika on 19 October. Not marked as a hospital ship and therefore vulnerable to German U-boat attack, the Marquette was torpedoed in the Aegean Sea on the morning of 23 October. Ten New Zealand nurses and 22 mostly Medical Corps men died. Several more were injured, some severely. And the disaster was entirely avoidable: medical personnel should never have been onboard. The Nurses' Memorial Chapel in Christchurch honours the three local nurses who were lost in the sinking. It is the country's first hospital chapel and its only memorial chapel to women who perished in all wars or in the 1918 influenza epidemic. It is thought to be the only purpose-built hospital chapel in the world that commemorates nurses who died in the Great War. Yet this lovely building was twice threatened with demolition in the 20th century and only survived thanks to a passionate, hard-fought campaign. Then came bad damage in the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-11, followed by superb restoration and reopening in 2018. This vivid, compelling and attractive book tells the story of the Marquette sinking, and the scandal surrounding it, and of the creation of the chapel and the challenges it has faced. It will help to ensure that tragedy of the Marquette, the names of those who died and the special building that honours them, will never be forgotten but stand for all time.
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            ISBN 9780473450755
            Published NZ 29 Oct 2018
            Publisher Friends of The Nurses Memorial
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            Unlocking the Church: The lost secrets of Victorian sacred space

            Unlocking the Church: The lost secrets of Victorian sacred space (Paperback)

            By Whyte, William

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            Unlocking the Church is the story of a revolution. The Victorians transformed how churches were understood, experienced, and built. Initially controversial, this revolution was so successful that it has now been forgotten. Yet it still shapes our experience of church buildings an...d also helps make sense of what we should do with them now.
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            ISBN 9780198796169
            Released NZ 23 Jan 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Konark

            Konark (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            By Donaldson, Thomas

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            Part of the Monumental Legacy series, this illustrated book discusses the historical background and architecture of the temple complex at Konark.

            ISBN 9780195675917
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2005
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Monumental Legacy Series
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            More Black Country Chapels
             

            More Black Country Chapels (Paperback, New title)

            By Williams, Gareth

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            For several years chapels have been at the heart of Black Country life. A follow-up to Black Country Chapels , this illustrated book provides an account not only of the buildings themselves, but also of the active social life that surrounded them. It is useful to those born and b...rought up in the Black Country.
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            ISBN 9780750941839
            Released NZ 19 Jan 2006
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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