Welsh Saints from Welsh Churches

Stained glass and other religious imagery through the centuries

Martin Crampin

A study of the imagery of Welsh saints across the centuries, in the form of stained glass, sculpture and painting. Including an overview and analysis, followed by sections on c.40 individual Welsh saints. Highly illustrated with 500 of the author's own photographs, in full color throughout.
Date Published :
December 2022
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Contributor(s) :
Martin Crampin
Language:
English
Illustration :
color illustrations throughout (c.500)
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781912631162
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 10.6 X 8.7 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$37.99

Overview
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Celtic saints continue to fascinate many with an interest in medieval history and religious tradition. Wales' native saints are present in the landscape as the patrons of churches and in place-names from Merthyr Tydfil to Llanberis, from St Dogmaels to Llangollen, and Dewi Sant/St David especially remains very much part of the Welsh national consciousness. This book is a study of the remnants of medieval imagery of Welsh saints, as well as imagery from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in the form of stained glass, sculpture and painting. It provides an overview and analysis, followed by sections on c.40 individual Welsh saints such as Beuno, Melangell, Garmon, Seiriol, Non and Elli. The text contextualizes the imagery in ways that relate to art history, local history and hagiography, providing an authoritative introduction to the stories of the saints.

The book is highly illustrated with 500 of the author’s own photographs, and in full color throughout.

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