A comprehensive guide to the astonishingly varied churches crowded into the square mile of Europe's financial centre, the City of London. The churches, some fifty in all, include many famous masterpieces by Sir Christopher Wren, the medieval St Helen Bishopsgate with its magnificent monuments, and the early Gothic Temple Church, besides England's one remaining eighteenth-century synagogue. Illustrated with numerous photographs, maps and plans, this is the indispensable guide and record of church architecture and parish life in the City.
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"The greatest endeavour of popular architectural scholarship in the world." -- Jonathan Meades, The Observer, 25th November 2001.About the Author:
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-83), one of the most learned and stimulating twentieth century writers on art and architecture, first surveyed the City Churches for The Buildings of England in 1957.
Simon Bradley, who joined the Buildings of England staff in 1994, has completely revised and expanded the text for this new edition.
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