Bath Abbey's Monuments An Illustrated History

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Publisher's Synopsis

Bath Abbey contains the largest collection of monuments in any UK church or cathedral. But how did the ruined Abbey of 1539 become a Georgian 'gallery of sculpture', where the latest works of art by famous sculptors could be seen? And why are their appearances today so different from their original designs?

Long before the city's now-celebrated museums and galleries were established, the Abbey's monuments were one of Bath's newsworthy tourist attractions. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished material on the Abbey's history, this book tells the story of its monuments for the first time - how they helped the Abbey rise from the aftermath of the Dissolution to give it a new identity, a unique floor, and walls that tell the social history of Bath.

Book information

ISBN: 9780750993739
Publisher: The History Press
Imprint: The History Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.398
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 790g
Height: 235mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 23mm