The Eighteenth-Century Church in Britain - Friedman, Terry - Yale University Press

Art and Architecture

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The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art 

The Eighteenth-Century Church in Britain

  • Terry Friedman
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Wilnner of the 2012 William MB Berger Prize for British Art History as given by the Berger Collection Educational Trust and the British Art Journal.

Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 in the Architecture category. 

This ambitious and generously illustrated study is an in-depth account of the architectural character of a vast range of eighteenth-century ecclesiastical buildings, including the Anglican parish churches, medieval cathedrals repaired and modified during the period, and Dissenting and Catholic chapels and mausoleums. The first substantial study of the subject to appear in over half a century, Terry Friedman's work explores not only the physical aspects of these buildings but church-going activities of Britons from the cradle to the grave. In addition, fully documented, chronologically sequenced design and construction histories of 272 key ecclesiastical buildings are presented on an accompanying CD-ROM.

Terry Friedman is one of the leading historians of eighteenth-century British architecture and the author of James Gibbs (1984) and The Georgian Parish Church: Monuments to Posterity (2004).