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England's Cathedrals In Watercolour Peter Hume

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23rd June 2006
64 pages: 223mm x 224mm

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Peter Hume embarks on an architectural pilgrimage to the great medieval cathedrals of England. The sites that he visits provide an evocative record of English history; they show the spirit of Saxon builders at work, the power of the Normans after the Conquest, the expression of new ideas arising from the Reformation, and the resurgence of religious life after the Restoration. This book presents the cathedrals in the order in which the author saw them. Over 40 of his rich watercolours are reproduced in colour, and a double-page spread is devoted to each cathedral. Hume's paintings reveal the genius of design, quality and craftsmanship of buildings that were originally built, not as works of art but as a homage to the glory of God.
Peter Hume studied at the School of Architecture, Northern Polytechnic, London, and qualified as an architect in 1954. Whilst a student he learnt to paint with David Cox in Suffolk. He became a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1970. On retirement he concentrated on painting and became a Fellow of the Society of Architect Artists. He has had work accepted by the Royal Academy and the Royal Watercolour Society, and has exhibited in London, Edinburgh and Paris.

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