Encountering Burges – Susan Gillingham
Triumphantly revealed by restoration, the interior (1864—79) of Worcester College Chapel, Oxford, is the jewel-like masterpiece of William Burges, the greatest of the Victorian art-architects.
In this highly illustrated book, Dr Susan Gillingham unravels the complex codes of Burges’ decorative scheme, showing how Jewish and Christian elements, stories and characters from the Old Testament and the New are dazzlingly combined with masonic symbols and further counterpointed with Darwinian references — all realised in glowing colours and in the minutest detail.
Worcester College Chapel is not only a visual delight and an extraordinary artistic feat, it is also a gift to the preacher. In these challenging sermons Dr Gillingham shows how it’s done. Faith, art and eloquence are a powerful trio, and that’s what this book offers.
– The Rt Revd N.T. Wright, D.D. Bishop of Durham (Fellow, Chaplain and Tutor in Theology, Worcester College, 1986–93)
Specifications: Softback, 256 x 195 mm, 112 pages, publication December 2009.
RRP £13.99. Third Millennium Publishing.
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