Description - Churches of Paris by Peggy Shannon

Parisian churches are revered around the globe. Their stunning stained-glass windows and intricate Gothic architecture are accomplishments of unrivalled elegance. Churches of Paris gathers 50 of the finest in the City of Light, spanning the 12th to the 20th centuries. Each entry is embellished with beautiful colour photography and behind-the-scenes historical commentary. Offering insight into the buildings' construction and genesis, this book narrates how each church was shaped by war, revolution and time. With information on travel, opening hours, restoration and preservation, this is an invaluable guide for Francophiles and curious armchair travellers alike. Featured churches: Basilique du Sacre-Coeur-de-Montmartre, Basilique Saint-Clotilde, Cathedrale de Saint-Denis, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Chapelle de l'Epiphanie et Salle des Martyrs, Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Medaille-Miraculeuse, Chapelle Saint-Vincent de Paul, La Madeleine, Notre-Dame-de-Grace-de-Passy, Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Notre-Dame-des-Blancs-Manteaux, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, Saint-Alexandre-Nevsky, Saint-Augustin, Sainte-Chapelle, Sainte-Elisabeth-de-Hongrie, Sainte-Marguerite, Sainte-Marie-des-Batignolles, Saint-Etienne-du-Mont, Sainte-Trinite, Saint-Eugene–Sainte-Cecile, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Francois-Xavier, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, Saint-Gervais–Saint-Protais, Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas, Saint-Joseph-des-Carmes, Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre, Saint-Louis-en-l'ile, Saint-Merry, Saint-Nicolas-des-Champs, Saint-Paul - Saint-Louis, Saint-Pierre-de-Montmartre, Saint-Roch, Saint-Severin, Saint-Sulpice, Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin, Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, The American Cathedral of Paris AUTHOR: Peggy Shannon has spent the past five years researching and photographing notable and lesser-known churches in Paris. During thousands of hours on the ground in the City of Light, she has interviewed and developed close relationships with historians, city administrators, clergy, academics, and tour guides. These relationships have given her exceptional access to little-known historical details that inform the texts accompanying her photographs. Shannon holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and Religion from the College of Santa Fe and studied Folklore and Arts Administration in the master's program at Indiana University. SELLING POINTS: . The first contemporary, illustrated English-language book to reflect the history and beauty of Parisian churches . Explores 50 of the most beautiful churches in Paris, replete with photography and must-see features . Includes vital travel details, such as opening hours and accessibility for the disabled . Above all, a beautiful book of stunning photographs. 300 colour illustrations

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