Depicting St David

Martin Crampin

Hundreds of images of medieval Celtic saint David can be found in Wales' churches, mainly in the form of nineteenth- and twentieth-century stained glass and sculpture. This book introduces a selection, contextualizing the imagery in relation to the artists and studios that made them, local history and stories associated with the country's patron sa
Date Published :
April 2020
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Contributor(s) :
Martin Crampin
Illustration :
fully illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781912631230
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 8.3 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$8.99

Overview
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Although belonging to a distant medieval Celtic past, every 1 March patron saint St David is still vigorously celebrated in Wales, and he remains very much part of the national consciousness. Hundreds of images of David can be found in the nation’s churches, mainly in the form of nineteenth- and twentieth-century stained glass and sculpture. This book introduces a selection, contextualizing the imagery in relation to the artists and studios that made them, local history and stories associated with St David. In some cases the churches in which images in this book were photographed have now closed and a growing number face an uncertain future. This book aims to foster a better appreciation of these depictions of St David, and encourage more visitors to go and seek out these images. Richly illustrated in full colour throughout, packed with over 160 of the author's striking photographs.

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