Welsh Saints from Welsh Churches

Martin Crampin

A study of the imagery of Welsh saints in medieval and 19th/20th-century stained glass, sculpture and painting. Overview and analysis, followed by sections on c.40 individual saints. An authoritative introduction to the stories of the saints, highly illustrated and full-colour throughout, with c.500 stunning photographs.
Date Published :
November 2020
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Contributor(s) :
Martin Crampin
Illustration :
fully illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781912631162
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 10.6 X 8.7 inches
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Overview
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Welsh saints continue to fascinate many with an interest in Welsh history and tradition. They 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 saints such as Beuno, Melangell, Garmon, Seiriol, Non and Elli. The text contextualises 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 c.500 of the author’s own photographs, and in full-colour throughout.

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