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Raised from the Ruins: Monastic Houses after the Dissolution (Hardback)Jane Whitaker (author)
Some surviving buildings became cathedrals, or colleges at the universities, while others were left to fall into ruin. Out of the scarred remains of these vast complexes there arose many magnificent new houses, created by men who seized this brief opportunity. Some of these, such as Titchfield Abbey in Hampshire, were adapted from the monastic buildings, while others, like Syon House in Middlesex, were built afresh upon the sites of destruction. Many of these houses survive, as at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, within quiet cloisters where monks once studied. Others have disappeared completely and are known only from evocative watercolours by topographical artists. This richly illustrated book gives a wide-ranging insight into a fleeting moment in this country’s architectural history representing a period of great change and subsequent rebirth.
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
Dimensions: 245 x 190 mm
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